Audrey Assad - I Wonder As I Wander Lyrics

I wonder as I wander out under the sky
How Jesus my Saviour did come for to die
For poor on'ry people like you and like I;
I wonder as I wander out under the sky

I wonder as I wander out under the sky
That Jesus my Saviour did come for to die
For poor on'ry people like you and like I;
I wonder as I wander out under the sky

I wonder as I wander out under the sky

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Audrey Assad I Wonder As I Wander Comments

    Good version, but she left out three stanzas. Here are the complete lyrics, as written by John Jacob Niles in 1933:

    I wonder as I wander out under the sky
    How Jesus the Saviour did come for to die
    For poor on'ry people like you and like I;
    I wonder as I wander out under the sky

    When Mary birthed Jesus 'twas in a cow's stall
    With wise men and farmers and shepherds and all
    But high from God's heaven, a star's light did fall
    And the promise of ages it then did recall.

    If Jesus had wanted for any wee thing
    A star in the sky or a bird on the wing
    Or all of God's Angels in heaven to sing
    He surely could have it, 'cause he was the King

    I wonder as I wander out under the sky
    How Jesus the Saviour did come for to die
    For poor on'ry people like you and like I;
    I wonder as I wander out under the sky

  2. Edub1321

    I'm a new nurse, and I was scheduled to work the past two days at the hospital for Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day. It broke my heart to miss out on spending Christmas with my family for the first time, and I was struggling. On the drive to work, I played this song for the first time and felt an immediate sense of calmness and peace rush over me. It's truly amazing how this song is able to shift your perspective and make you focus on the only One who truly matters in our lives; Jesus Christ, Our Savior <3

  3. harleycharley

    This woman has a beautiful voice...the MUSIC accompaniment is WAY over powering...too bad.

  4. neverending nightmares

    Your voice gives me the chills. I love your voice. Don't stop making music.

  5. rubyhunternc

    I think she forgot the words to the rest of the song. Ha

  6. Foundation Ministries

  7. crystaldiamondheart1

    I'm here after my school's choir sung it for our christmas chapel

  8. USSSR -speedruns and more

    I am singing this for solo ensemble and I am now wondering why this is class B, amazing song, but it seems to be ranked too high for the same lyrics for 4 minute

  9. Violinist Stirlingite

    Although Lindsey Stirling’s is still my favorite, this is really neat!

  10. rockyracune

    Truly, her voice conveys the most beautiful rendition of this song that I have EVER heard. Holy smokes!

  11. TheLittleAcura aka A-SPEC!

    Lindsey Stirling!!!

  12. Sky Cat Girl

    Lindsey Stirling brought me here XD

  13. heshagrade

    wow... I totally disappeared into this *_*
    there's nothing more to say

  14. Allie Dermody

    Watch "Sheffey".Best. Historical. Old. Movie. You'll. Ever. See. Beyond beautiful and epic.

    Allie Dermody

    Well not the best Sarah plain and tall trilogy great too and seven alone epic

  15. Dorota Ewa


  16. Nicolas Balla Videos

    Oh this voice is beautiful

  17. Nagato B


  18. Myriah Joy Grabish

    Listen to this on loop as it transports me to Narnia...

  19. Moses Dahl

    Proclaim Christ kingdom From 8848.

  20. Chrys George

    Appalachian folk hymn; the singer's father is, "Arabic," Orthodox.

    I wonder as I wander out under the sky
    How Jesus the Saviour did come for to die
    For poor on'ry people like you and like I;
    I wonder as I wander...
    out under the sky

    When Mary birthed Jesus 'twas in a cow's stall
    With wise men and farmers and shepherds and all
    But high from God's heaven, a star's light did fall
    And the Promise of ages...
    it then did recall

    If Jesus had wanted for any wee thing
    A star in the sky, or a bird on the wing
    Or all of God's angels in heaven for to sing
    He surely could have seen it...
    'cause He was the King

    Chrys George

    Paul Anka studied music theory within an Antiochian Orthodox cathedral choir | The October 1958 Symphonic Sessions

  21. Ashley Rosadita

    Le copio Lindsey Stirling a ella? 😨😨😨😨😨😨😨

  22. Genifer Romero

    What a beautiful song. I think Lindsy Stirling took out lyrics

  23. Tessa Bradley

    Great. Reminds me of Snow White and the Huntsman :)

  24. Gloria Ortiz

    i love the way Barbra Sterisand sing this song

  25. Chrys George

  26. Jonathan and Gabriel Sovereign

    One of my favorite Christmas songs. Have loved it since I was a little girl. Gorgeous version! Thank you Audrey!

  27. Michael Sirianni

    Today I discovered the beautifully talented Lindsey Sterling, taking of my 2 favorite songs to a whole new level. 💜

  28. Carson Dorsey

    Just so everyone knows, this song has existed long before Lindsey Stirling. Try 1933. It was composed by John Jacob Niles, one of the most important figures in American folk music. He was inspired by the song of Annie Morgan in Murphy, NC. She was an impoverished Appalachian revivalist's daughter and was singing for money. Niles collected what he heard that day and reconceived it into this melody. Go listen to "What Songs Were Sung" for another poignant Niles Christmas carol.

  29. Honey Jajo

    I was going through john 1 study for Christmas preparation. Came across this 1 article which said this song descended from grandmom to mom to daughter who was humming and heard it by the writer of this song.
    Thank you for the uploading such great song.

  30. Country Flower Design

    Beautiful voice. ❤

  31. Alyssa Weicht

    It's an old Celtic hymn. Some of the best hymns are Celtic in my opinion. I love the way they sound.

    Foundation Ministries

    please see:

  32. Erias Tyerer

    the best song i have ever heard =D

  33. Boom Box



    Nope. composed in the 1930's

  34. Brendan Neyman

    So who else is here after listening to Lindsey's version?

  35. Rachel Naylor

    You should do a rendition of "I'd Rather Have Jesus." That would sound so beautiful with your voice.

  36. JOHN 14:6

    beautiful song 🎶

  37. Nik Sy

    Wow💙💙aswsome thnq u lindsey striling for redirecting me to here💚💚

  38. Maxim Box

    So I came from Lindsey's video too and too couldn't imagine this atmosphere version, so lovely and cloudy, so precios <3

  39. Nisa Sungurlu

    Not even a Christian but love that song.

  40. Adi Burgos

    I came after Lindsey Stirling. Didn’t realize there was another version 😍

    Linda Gilliam

    This song is VERY OLD, check out Barbra Streisand's version of it, very beautiful!

    Rachel Cunningham

    @Linda Gilliam that's what I was going to suggest too!

    Zalma Perkasa

    Adi Burgos same hahaha

  41. FloralCaribou 11

    Here after watching Lindsey Stirling's I wonder and I wander! Didn't know this song already existed lol. Beautiful mysterious song :)

    Wo Long

    It is a ~200 year old traditional folk song of Appalachian origin. Today, people sometimes sing it as a carol, but it is not a Christmas song. John Jacob Niles heard this a long time ago being sung by a poor vagrant girl at a train station. He wrote down the melody and lyrics for preservation.


    @Wo Long
    So we have an anonymous little girl, otherwise poor and unimportant to history, to thank for one of Christendoms most memorable spirituals.

    "Let the little children come unto me, and forbid them not, for the kingdom of Heaven is of such as these."


    It comes out of Appalachia - it was "written" by a 10 year old girl a long time ago. After she had sung it for people for some time, someone had the ability to score it (write it down) . . . the rest is history.

  42. Ste Vir

    Gesù è il nostro Salvatore AMEN 🇮🇹🇮🇹🤝🤝🙌🙌🙌❤❤❤

  43. Yeshua Ha-Mashiach

    Sooooo Beautiful! Been listening to all her songs for the past 6 hours!

  44. Dirk Hoekstra


    D. P

    Its ordinary shortened


    ornery means "bad-tempered or difficult to deal with"
    but etymologically did come from ordinary

    Chrys George

    on'ry | is the corrected syntax error

  45. DOMI!

    Came here from "the inexplicable logic of my life"


    DOMI!, same

  46. Mattino

    Game of Thrones

  47. ecmcomichael1

    What a gorgeous version of this composition. This vocalist has just the perfect voice that captures the essence of these lyrics. Thank you!

  48. Howtomakestuff

    We played this song in my school orchestra. I needed to hear it. I listened to a bunch of other covers of this and none are as good as this one.

  49. Christina Tulier

    I have loved this song for some time now ever since it found me on spotify.. so happy I decided to look up the video. How beautiful

  50. Gary Hubbard

    that's beuitfull to me

  51. Innocentface 247

    Any1 come from the inexplicable logic of life?

    Jenna Ajello

    Innocentface 247 yes!!!

  52. joannette marcolivier

    Sur tout les versionnes que jai entendu cest LA meilleure

  53. Monique Amado - Artist & Life Coach

    Amazingly beautiful.

  54. Michael Roy

    Audrey's vocals are stunning as always, but what really makes this song incredible is the production. The instrumentation is so unusual and turbulent and every musical effect is placed so particularly. As a result, this is not just a good cover, but an outstanding one. Praise the Lord.

    Carver Creek Bluegrass

    I suspect a large part of the "turbulence" is a reversed reverb on some of the percussion. Still neat though.

  55. Stephanie Klepacki

    Beautiful 🙏🏻

  56. Jeff Sartain

    For those in despair listen to the words.....

  57. LAI LAY Team Lai Lay

    My school play song I am ruthie in the play

  58. Prodda

    What are these types of songs called? ik its a christian but like how it was a roman theme

    Jasmine Samantha

    MicrowavedMilk milk ??

    Payton N

    Its a folksy type song


    MicrowavedMilk milk Hymn / Hymnal

  59. Moses Jesudass

    Andrey's voice so soft and tender but penetrates the deepest shores of my soul. I am transported to the very feet of Christ and make me worship falling at His nail pierced feet in humble gratitude. What a wonderful hymn and what an anointed singing!

  60. Kido

    The story to this song (as I've been told in choir) is that there was this little girl who didn't have a lot of money, and one day she came to church and sang this song. So she agreed to sing this song for the church, for money. Not sure if it's true or not.

    This song is amazing! Especially when you sing it. Wow, besides my whole sh-peel, i'm speechless. This is amazing.

  61. Elaine Sury

    Oh this is the best rendition of this song ever. What key is it in?

    Clay Johnson

    f minor

  62. nzzy

    I love your music it is very enchanting!!! Please do "mary did you know" and "let all mortal flesh keep silent" ❤❤❤

  63. Cynthia Garman

    I feel as if I were a bird soaring over the winter wilds of the Blue Ridge Mts. Very moving experience for me. Thank you.

    Allie Dermody

    Then you'd be in the sky not under it lol


    @Allie Dermody
    In a way, both. You can still be 'under' the cloudline.


    Me, somehow I felt like I was on the wing over Narnia.

    Allie Dermody

    @HuntingTarg I think Narnia is bayish

  64. applebug

    I had never heard of this hymn either, before listening to this album! Beautiful song! Thank you Jesus!!

  65. Andrea Stoica

    I've never heard this song, but it appeared in the book I'm currently reading and this seemed as good a version as any, and I have to say: wow. Such a beautiful voice and such a peaceful song (even an atheist can appreciate it xDDD) n_n


    What book was it?

    Novicity !

    was it from the inexplicable logic of my life? I'm from there too ^v^

    Chloe Myers

    I’m from the book too!

    Aru Tsukai

    @Novicity ! yay me too~

  66. John Ernst

    gorgeous, thank you

  67. deartotheheart

    The quality of these videos, pristine wilderness footage, and your floating voice are so magnificent! Please continue recording more hymns like this!

  68. Eric Santiestevan

    Merry Christmas from a secular fellow who happens to love this song. :) Brava. Fantastic. Chilling.

  69. Finna Finatic

    I heard this song at a Christmas concert last night for the first time sung by a meso soprano

  70. Norma McManus

    Beautiful! Thank you! God bless you!

  71. PASUS 85

    Einfach nur cool man kann es nicht beschreiben ist einfach nur toll ;-)

  72. Tila love

    so beautiful praise. King Jesus👐💜

  73. Shawnne Tessman-Mc Kenna

    I was in 7th grade when I learned this song through the choir director at my local church. I have remembered it ever since. The story was someone was going around collecting songs and some young girl (in the Ozarks, I believe) had made this song up. It's incredible.

    Lindsay J

    So wonderful!

    Russ Lowe

    Murphy North Carolina in the 1930's, Actually

    Jewn Ersey

    Russ Lowe wonder/wander was wrote in the 30s?

    Bill Gillette

    It's an Appalachian hymn

    There's a plug in this video, but it's the researched origin of the song.

  74. Darkadria7

    Your voice is just absolutely stunning. It is exactly the type that imbues the songs with beauty and piousness. You worked hard and it shows in your music. Words enunciated and the notes floated, but supported at the same time. Gorgeous.

    Matt Rosenthal

    ..Somebody has certainly discovered lmao. I don't think 'piousness' means what you think it means. Nor do I think you know how to structure a sentence. Great song though, yeah. Great song.

    Susan Drago

    Wow, snide are we? I believe you are confusing "piousness" with "sanctimoniousness." And casual writing doesn't require "proper" sentence structure.

    Matt Rosenthal

    I wasn't confusing that word with anything, but I thank you for your concern to that end. And it does if you'd like to be considered intelligent and communicate your ideas in a clear and meaningful way.


    I was hurt by what seemed like an unnecessary message left on my comment. I thought of a number of ways to respond, but ultimately decided I didn't need to respond. What response could I leave that would improve the situation? Nothing. I was cheered to see someone defending me yesterday, though. Thanks.

    Matt Rosenthal

    Can't allow yourself to be hurt by the small stuff.

  75. Aspirant Tzadiq

    Enchanting and mystically beautiful. And as always - so anointed by the Holy Spirit. Praise the Lord.

  76. Rafael Fabricio Codarim

    Audrey, record " I gave my life for thee " Please . God bless you, greetings from Brazil!

  77. Rakani rAKANI

    Where was that clip filmed?

  78. Nicole Maile Santos

    i love this song! i did it for choir years ago.

  79. Steve Sprague

    I also wonder as I wander ... thanks Audrey (=^_^=)

  80. MissLilly C

    such an amazing voice!

  81. Heather Desin

    I love this!

  82. Marlene Schultz

    So eerily beautiful. It's like a sledgehammer to my soul.

    Mary Northenscold

    Love your profile pic!

    Marlene Schultz

    Mary Northenscold And I like yours! :D

    Karla Sawatzky

    Mary Northenscold bravewriter

  83. Lucemberg Oliveira

    when will be available on spotify?

    Dirk Hoekstra

    Most of Audrey Assad's music is available on Spotify. I listen to it a lot.