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.
  How marvelous! How wonderful!
  And my song shall ever be:
How marvelous! 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.
In pity angels beheld Him,
  And came from the world of light
To strengthen Him in the sorrows
  He bore for my soul that night.
He took my sins and my sorrows,
  He made them His very own;
He bore the burden to Calv’ry,
  And suffered, and died alone.
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.
George Straughn

Indian Mound, Tennessee, United States

My daughter that died love this song when I listen to this song it reminds me of my daughter.

Rosemary Brown

Sussex, United Kingdom

This song has so much wonderful truth in it that makes my heart sing. I am glad if Chris Tomlin has helped to bring us back to singing it, but he did not write the words or the tune - they were both written by Charles Gabriel who lived in the late 1800s and went to be ‘with the ransomed in glory’ in 1932 :)

Walter Fife

Agua Dulce, CA, United States

I was listening to this song done by Steph Macleod and in the second stanza, because of his Scottish accent, I thought I heard "I shed no tears for him, but He sweat drops of blood for me." So I came to this site and discovered it is actually "He had no tears for His own griefs,

But sweat-drops of blood for mine.".

Which is a great line by Chris Tomlin; but I sit here with tears about such a thing and the love He loved us with despite my wretchedness, about the idea of what I thought I heard.

"3 He was despised and forsaken of men,

A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief;

And like one from whom men hide their face

He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.

4 Surely our griefs He Himself bore,

And our sorrows He carried;

Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken,

Smitten of God, and afflicted." Isaiah 53:3-4

New American Standard Bible 1995

Osasu Alice Osayande

London, United Kingdom

Amazing just Amazing

Janice McKenzie

Mercedes, TX, United States

Amen to all the sisters and brothers comments from around the world on this wonderful hymn! How marvelous, how wonderful is our Savior's love for us!

John Parker

Merced, California, United States

The worldwide comments from all of you stir my heart with grateful praise and awe for the gospel's global reach! How marvelous!

How wonderful! Is our Savior’s love for us---forever!


Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

Thank you so much. This song just ministered to my soul

Irene Wills

River Oaks, TX, United States

Thank you I needed song this morning! Looked for it but couldn’t find it in any song book! I look for the words and your site was pulled up! 👍❤️I just needed to sing it for my morning devotional to Jesus this morning! 🎄🙏🎼🎹

Steven Kator Iorfa

Gboko, Benue, Nigeria

This song confronts me always with the immeasurable love of God. And especially now in this great moment of trauma, I’m reminded that God’s love for us is marvelous and wonderful. Above all, I’m assured again of a here-after in glory with Him. Hallelujah!!!

Pastor Adrian F Bateman

Springfield, IL, United States

Jon (of Boston, Massachusetts) below said it far better than I ever could. This song brings me to tears every time I think of it. It is like a continual prayer of thanksgiving in my heart. Thank you, Jesus!!!