Sunday, January 11, 2009

I Stand All Amazed

It doesn't matter how many times I sing this song, I am always strengthened by the words. It wasn't until today when we sang it as part of our Sunday School class that I REALLY paid attention to the actual words - even more than before.

I stand all amazed at the LOVE Jesus offers me
Confused at the GRACE that so fully he proffers me
I tremble to know that FOR ME he was CRUCIFIED
That FOR ME, a sinner, he SUFFERED, he BLED and DIED

I marvel that he would descend from his throne divine
TO RESCUE A SOUL so rebellious and proud as mine
That he should extend his GREAT LOVE unto such as I
Sufficient to own, to REDEEM and to JUSTIFY

Such MERCY, such LOVE and DEVOTION can I forget?
No, no, I will praise and adore at the mercy seat
Until at the glorified throne I kneel at his feet

It is almost beyond my comprehension the amount of love Christ has for me - so much that he would die for me as He did. After all the bad things I've done and probably still have yet to do in my life, the way I've treated others, the things I fail to do - He still loves me and can't wait until I return home to be with Him some day. I am so GRATEFUL for the testimony I have and for having the true gospel in my life. It is the one thing I fall back on when I get down like I have been and it's the one thing I know I can always rely on.


Casey Lu said...

We sang this is our ward this afternoon too! It is one of my favorites! I hope your feeling better soon! I so missed seeing you in the hall today, I tried to keep an eye out for you. We will definitely have to get together one day this week as long as I don't go into labor. Miss you and love you girl!

Jennifer said...

Sorry to hear that you have been feeling down. Is that why you never call me back?

I love you lots and miss you.

Cindy said...

Mamo and Daddo LOVED this hymn.