Penny Rodriguez (b.1958) is a musician, composer, performer, and hymn writer. She composed a new setting of Charles Wesley’s hymn, "Depth of Mercy," no. 3097 in Worship & Song. The new tune is titled GOTTES ZEIT.
Rodriguez began playing piano at the age of six as a child of missionary parents in the jungles of Peru. She attended Moody Bible Institute and American Conservatory in Chicago, majoring in piano performance. She has released nine solo piano CDs of her own compositions and has published several piano books with various publishers (Portraits of Christmas, Portraits of the Cross, Portraits of Christmas II, Portraits of Praise, Images, Images II, Midnight Clear, Near to the Heart of God, Timeless, Morning Has Broken, The Solo Piano Wedding). She has also published close to forty choral pieces.
Rodriguez lives in Indianapolis, Indiana, with her husband, Dave, who is the senior pastor of Grace Community Church.