Behind the Music 

Many songs that the Christian Church sings are songs that were born out of unique circumstances or deep suffering. Other songs are the product of faithful people building into the lives of others. 

I Stand Amazed is a song that falls into the latter category. Charles Gabriel was born in 1862 on a rural Iowa farm and became interested in music and gospel songs because of his father's influence. Gabriel later moved to California. It is estimated that he wrote 7,000 to 8,000 hymns and gospel songs, although he often used a pseudonym. Charles Gabriel also wrote all forms of choral music and cantatas. His songs are a result of a steady journey of persevering faith--a faith that can be passed down from generation to generation. Many of these songs contain wonderful gospel stories. 

I Stand Amazed (My Savior's Love) is no exception. It poetically describes the nature of Christ's sacrifice in our stead. For an example, check out the stanza below to see how Charles Gabriel describes Christ becoming sin on our behalf which is communicated in Paul's letter to the Corinthian church. Take a minute to see how Charles Gabriel rooted his songs in the story of God. 

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

We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. - 1 Corinthians 5:20-21

Set List

Happy Day Ben Cantelon, Tim Hughes © 2006 Thankyou Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing) Buy it on Amazon

I Stand Amazed | Charles Gabriel | Buy it on Amazon

Cornerstone | Edward Mote | Eric Liljero | Jonas Myrin | Reuben Morgan | William Batchelder Bradbury © 2011 Hillsong Music Publishing (Admin. by EMI Christian Music Publishing) | Buy it on Amazon

Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone) – Chris Tomlin – John Newton – Louie Giglio – Copyright – 2006 worshiptogether.com songs (Admin. by EMI Christian Music Publishing) | Buy it on Amazon

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