Name that tune (Audrey Assad’s “Oh, the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus”)

I discovered Audrey Assad recently (thanks to the Rabbit Room) and then realized that a bunch of her music is available on Amazon Prime Music, too.

I immediately recognized the tune of her rendition of “Oh, the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus” but couldn’t place it. (I also didn’t immediately recognize that the backing vocalist is none other than Fernando Ortega!)

I now submit to the interwebs the answer, in case anyone else asks it: it’s the classic lyrics set to the tune of “Morning Has Broken” composed by Rick Wakeman for Cat Stevens’ album, “Teaser and the Firecat.”

(Interestingly, “Morning Has Broken” originated with a different tune in 1931.)

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