The United Methodist Hymnal


I Stand Amazed in the Presence

1.	I stand amazed in the presence 
	of Jesus the Nazarene, 
	and wonder how he could love me, 
	a sinner, condemned, unclean.

	How marvelous! How wonderful! 
	And my song shall ever be:
	How marvelous! How wonderful 
	is my Savior's love for me!

2.	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. 

3.	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. 

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

5.	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. 

WORDS: Charles H. Gabriel, 1905
MUSIC: Charles H. Gabriel, 1905
Scripture: Luke 22:41-44
Theme: Assurance; Jesus Christ: Atonement; Jesus Christ: Blood; Jesus Christ: Presence; Justifying Grace: Assurance; The Grace of Jesus Christ: In Praise of Christ