I Stand Amazed in the Presence ~ Hymn

I Stand Amazed in the Presence

I stand amazed in the presence
Of Jesus the Nazarene,
And wonder how He could love me,
A sinner, condemned, unclean.

Refrain

O how marvelous! O how wonderful!
And my song shall ever be:
O how marvelous! O how wonderful!
Is my Savior’s love for me!

For me it was in the garden
He prayed: “Not My will, but Thine.”
He had no tears for His own griefs,
But sweat drops of blood for mine.

O how marvelous! O how wonderful!
And my song shall ever be:
O how marvelous! O how wonderful!
Is my Savior’s love for me!

In pity angels beheld Him,
And came from the world of light
To comfort Him in the sorrows
He bore for my soul that night.

O how marvelous! O how wonderful!
And my song shall ever be:
O how marvelous! O how wonderful!
Is my Savior’s love for me!

He took my sins and my sorrows,
He made them His very own;
He bore the burden to Calvary,
And suffered and died alone.

O how marvelous! O how wonderful!
And my song shall ever be:
O how marvelous! O how wonderful!
Is my Savior’s love for me!

When with the ransomed in glory
His face I at last shall see,
’Twill be my joy through the ages
To sing of His love for me.

O how marvelous! O how wonderful!
And my song shall ever be:
O how marvelous! O how wonderful!
Is my Savior’s love for me!

Words: Charles H. Gabriel, 1905.

3 thoughts on “I Stand Amazed in the Presence ~ Hymn

  1. What a dearly beloved hymn…but then, all the old ones are, aren’t they? I don’t attend, nor appreciate, contemporary worship services as I need the comfort of the music and words of songs prior saints have written. For me, worship music is good as an addition, but not as the main course. Recently someone asked me, “Don’t you like 7/11 music?” I was puzzled, then she explained, “7 sentences sung 11 times.” Nope, don’t care for it as my mind tends to wander -lol.
    I need the focus of the deep meaningful words of the old hymns. Have a lovely Sunday.

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