What a Wonderful World (Anne Murray album)

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What a Wonderful World
Studio album by Anne Murray
Released October 19, 1999 (1999-10-19)
Studio Metalworks Studios, Mississauga, ON
Genre Christian, country
Label Straightway Records
Producer Anne Murray
Tommy West
Anne Murray chronology
An Intimate Evening with Anne Murray
(1997)An Intimate Evening with Anne Murray1997
What a Wonderful World
What a Wonderful Christmas
(2001)What a Wonderful Christmas2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

What a Wonderful World is an album by Canadian artist Anne Murray. It was released by Straightway Records in October 1999. The disc hit #1 on the Billboard Christian Albums chart, her only #1 on any American album chart.

One of Anne's biggest-selling career albums, it was certified Platinum by the RIAA - her highest selling recording since 1981's Christmas Wishes.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good" David Hanner 3:24
2. "Amazing Grace" John Newton 3:36
3. "Lean on Me" Bill Withers 3:34
4. "Just a Closer Walk With Thee/Take My Hand Lord Jesus" Traditional 4:18
5. "Let It Be" John Lennon, Paul McCartney 3:29
6. "Softly and Tenderly" Red Bailey, Jim Howell, Traditional 4:06
7. "Let There Be Love" Steven MacKinnon, Lionel Rand, Amy Sky 3:38
8. "I Believe in You" Bob Dylan, Frank Loesser 4:45
9. "It is No Secret" Stuart Hamblen 3:37
10. "What a Wonderful World" George Douglas, George David Weiss 2:22
11. "Peace in the Valley" Thomas A. Dorsey 3:25
12. "The Other Side" Joie Scott, Richard Wold 4:09
13. "The Old Rugged Cross" George Bennard, Traditional 4:10
Disc 2
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I Can See Clearly Now" Johnny Nash 3:05
2. "In the Garden" C. Austin Miles 4:23
3. "You've Got a Friend" Carole King 4:37
4. "Whispering Hope" Traditional 4:30
5. "Put a Little Love in Your Heart" Jackie DeShannon, Jimmy Holiday, Randy Myers 2:51
6. "How Great Thou Art" Stuart K. Hine 3:39
7. "Song of Bernadette" Leonard Cohen, Bill Elliott, Jennifer Warnes 3:42
8. "Elijah" Gene MacLellan, Rich Mullins 3:45
9. "Bridge over Troubled Water" Paul Simon 4:31
10. "If You See My Saviour" Thomas A. Dorsey 3:43
11. "Jacob's Ladder" Traditional 4:17
12. "Nearer, My God, to Thee" Traditional 3:35
13. "Lord's Prayer" Traditional 2:14

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
Canadian RPM Country Albums 6
U.S. Billboard Top Christian Albums 1
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 4
U.S. Billboard 200 38


  1. ^ Phares, Heather. "What a Wonderful World: 26 Inspirational Classics review". Allmusic. Retrieved 23 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "What a Wonderful World: 26 Inspirational Classics Charts". Allmusic. Retrieved 23 February 2011.