How Beautiful

Songwriter/Performer: Twila Paris

Twila Paris is an established artist in Contemporary Christian music, having released 22 albums (and counting) since 1980. She has written music in the pop vein and also hymn & worship songs which have been included in a variety of hymnals and worship services.

This gentle ballad was in the Top Ten Singles for the 1991 Adult Contemporary Christian Chart. While it's not specifically a romantic song (it's actually more on the topic of communion/Eucharist), it has been a popular choice for wedding music. It works very well as a song during the communion portion of your ceremony, if you are including that element. It sets a peaceful mood which meshes very well with either a unity candle ceremony or communion/Eucharist.

Sheet music (piano solo)
Sheet music (piano/vocal, can be piano solo)


How beautiful the hands that served
The wine and the bread and the sons of the earth
How beautiful the feet that walked
The long dusty roads and the hill to the cross

How beautiful, how beautiful
How beautiful is the body of Christ

How beautiful the heart that bled
That took all my sin and bore it instead
How beautiful the tender eyes
That chose to forgive and never despise


And as He laid down His life
We offer this sacrifice
That we will live just as he died
Willing to pay the price
Willing to pay the price

How beautiful the radiant bride
Who waits for her groom with His light in her eyes
How beautiful when humble hearts give
The fruit of pure lives so that others may live


How beautiful the feet that bring
The sound of good news and the love of the King
How beautiful the hands that serve
The wine and the bread and the sons of the earth


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