I Stand In Awe of Jesus

About 20 years ago Mark Altrogge wrote a song named "I Stand In Awe". Last night I popped in an old praise and worship tape and the song began to play. I got lost in the song ... it is so beautiful ... it expresses what I think about when I hear the name Jesus. Here are the lyrics:
You are beautiful beyond description
Too marvelous for words
Too wonderful of comprehension
Like nothing ever seen or heard
Who can grasp your infinite wisdom
Who can fathom the depth of your love
You are beautiful beyond description
Majesty enthroned above
And the chorus:
And I stand, I stand in awe of you
I stand, I stand in awe of you
Holy God to whom all praise is due
I stand in awe of you.
Jesus is beyond comprehension. His life leaves me speechless. His love overwhelms me. I stand in awe of Him.


  1. That's a wonderful song, thank you for posting the lyrics. We sing it occasionally at my church. Now it's going to be running through my head all night while I'm at work. And that' fine with me!

  2. I've never heard the song before. But I can see why it stirs the heart.

    I am with you, KB. I cannot wrap my mind around the grandness of Jesus. Occasionally I get a miniscule snippet of His glory in my soul, heart, and mind, and that takes me to a place of humble gratitude. But I can never capture the entirety of Jesus.

  3. Those are really wonderful lyrics. Thanks for posting them and giving all of us (through your blog) yet another positive entry to think about!

    - Matt

  4. Beautiful words. We truly have an awesome Savior.

  5. I love that song. Thanks for posting it.

    "Who can grasp your infinite wisdom...who can fathom the depths of your love..."

    Love it.

  6. Don't forget to listen to the short clip.


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