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I stand all amazed at the love Jesus offers me,

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Confused at the grace that so fully he proffers me.

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I tremble to know that for me he was crucified, that for me, a sinner, he suffered, he bled and died.

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I marvel that he would descend from his throne divine

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to rescue a soul so rebellious and proud as mine,

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that he should extend his great love unto such as I,

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sufficient to own, to redeem, and to justify.

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Oh it is wonderful that he should care for me enough to die for me!

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Oh it is wonderful, wonderful to me!

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I think of his hands pierced and bleeding to pay the debt!

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Such mercy, such love and devotion can I forget?

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No, no, I will praise and adore at the mercy seat, until at the glorified throne I kneel at his feet.

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Oh, it is wonderful, wonderful to me!

LDS hymn number 193

These are pictures from my last two family vacations. I’m finally ready to post the pictures from my trip to Temple Square in Salt Lake City. I Stand All Amazed is my favorite hymn. I am amazed that Jesus Christ has the capacity to love as perfectly as he does. As I was crying yesterday, sulkily staring out the windows at the beautiful scenery passing by, I thought of my Savior. I thought of how he knows me.

I may not be a celebrity or have any sort of status in this world but I know he knows me. I know he loves me and I know he was aware of my pain yesterday. If it’s important to us it’s important to him, regardless of how big or small our thoughts are. The lyrics of this hymn sum up my thoughts better than I can. I know my Savior lives and I know he loves each of us. I see evidence of his love all around me, especially in the experiences people share on their blogs. He knows us. He loves us.