Monday Morning Melody

I cannot think of a more appropriate hymn for “holy week” than this one by Charles Gabriel. The words started coming to me yesterday as I was reading several accounts of Christ’s sufferings before and during the cross (such as Isaiah 53, Luke 22, Philippians 2, and 1 Peter 2). I’m not sure if I’ve shared this hymn on here before, but no matter–it’s worth singing many times!

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.

How marvelous! how wonderful!
And my song shall ever be;
How marvelous! 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.

How marvelous! how wonderful!
And my song shall ever be;
How marvelous! 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.

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

 

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