Taking It Deeper


Wonderful, so wonderful
Is your unfailing love
Your cross has spoken mercy over me
No eye has seen no ear has heard
No heart could fully know
How glorious, how beautiful you are
Beautiful one I love
Beautiful one I adore
Beautiful one my soul must sing
Powerful, so powerful
Your glory fills the skies
The mighty works displayed for all to see
The beauty of your majesty awakes my heart to sing
How marvelous, how wonderful you are
Chorus (2x)
Beautiful one
You opened my eyes to your wonders anew
You captured my heart with this love
Because nothing on earth is as beautiful as you
You opened my eyes to your wonders anew
You captured my heart with this love
Because nothing on earth is as beautiful as you
Chorus (3x)


  • When you hear “Beautiful One my soul must sing” do you find yourself in your car singing it out?
  • I was reading about the people of Nisswa, Minnesota. They’ve been celebrating their Turtle Races.   For 50 years, every Wednesday afternoon they race turtles in the summer.
  • People pick out their favorite turtle and shout it out, jump up and down about it, and generally cast off their calm demeanor.
  • It’s a lesson about worship.
  • It’s because everyone has at least one thing that gets them excited.   For Nisswans, it’s turtles.
  • For us, hopefully, it’s God.
  • That’s why we play songs like “Beautiful One” to hopefully help you sing out to Him while you’re alone in the car.   To let you be excited about the one who is excited about you.


  • As a general rule, as we get older, we get more wrinkles, we get more weight, we’re not as pretty as we once were.
  • And yet nothing is more beautiful than an older couple who have been married over   40, 50, or 60 years.
  • I think it’s because an unfailing love radiates beauty more than anything else.
  • And since God’s love is never ending, there is nothing more beautiful.


  • I was playing Guitar Hero with my daughter.
  • And after one song, she decided to put down the guitar, and pick up the microphone instead.
  • She wanted to sing.
  • As her dad, I loved hearing her voice.   I loved that she wasn’t afraid to sing.
  • This (That) song is the same way.   God loves it when you “want to sing” - and you will find it delightful when you sing about Him.

    Scripture References

    Psalm 27:4

    One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.


    Psalm 96:9

    Worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness; tremble before him, all the earth.


    1 Chronicles 29:11

    Yours, LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all.

    Your Own Experiences

    Talk about a co-worker who goes out of their way for everyone.   You end up “singing their praises” don’t you?   Let the listeners know that God goes out of His way for us, and this song is a way that we can say thanks.


    Talk about an issue where someone showed you mercy.   For example, did a store take back an item that maybe they shouldn’t have?   When that happens we usually “sing their praises” don’t we?   That’s what this song is about.   It says “His cross has spoken mercy over me” and the rest of the song then sings His praises about it.


    Talk about a friend or a co-worker who has a new baby, and how much they love showing the little one off.   This song is like that.   It’s opening up our wallet and showing off a picture of God to everyone.

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