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)
Recorded at Metalworks Studios, Mississauga, ON
Genre Christian, Country
Label Straightway Records
Producer Anne Murray
Tommy West
Anne Murray chronology
An Intimate Evening with Anne Murray
What a Wonderful World
What a Wonderful Christmas
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"   Traditional 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.