Franciscan Hymn: I Stand Amazed by Chelsea Moon

by Sister Julie Ann on February 12, 2017

In ordinary and extra-ordinary times St. Francis grew to be ever amazed at how good God was in all circumstances of his life. In this spirit, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity spotlight Chelsea Moon’s I Stand Amazed.

The reason I selected “I Stand Amazed” for my second hymn album was first because I love songs that focus on the Cross. I also love the lyrical contrast between the first two verses and the choruses, from darkness to light, hence our changing the arrangement of the song to match lyrics with melody, in corresponding minor and major keys. The third and final chorus is joyful, looking to our future in heaven with Christ, hence the remainder of the song from that point forward, was arranged in a major key.

-Chelsea Moon

About Chelsea MoonChelsea Moon with the Franz Brothers

Chelsea is a recording and performing veteran who has contributed vocals to animated television hits for Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon, on shows including Jimmy Neutron, Fairly Odd Parents and Back At the Barnyard. (She is also the voice of Kasumi for the Dead or Alive video game series).

Chelsea released her sophomore album in March of 2012, entitled Hymn Project: Volume 2, in collaboration with two brothers from an Arkansas-based bluegrass family band, called the Franz Family. She had a big in arranging the collection of bluegrass hymns, and as an artist, she loved the challenge in having more ownership of the project from the ground up. She thoroughly enjoyed working with the brothers, (Emmett Franz on dobro & Caleb Franz on acoustic guitar & mandolin) and they completed a 5-month album release tour, from the Midwest US, Southern US, Arizona, California, and 7 countries in Continental Europe. Read  more.



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11 thoughts on “Franciscan Hymn: I Stand Amazed by Chelsea Moon”

  1. Sister Carol Seidl says:

    How marvelous and how wonderful is our Love for Our Lord. A beautiful song to reflect upon as we prepare for the Season of Lent! i love the guitar sounds.

  2. Postulant Megan says:

    I greatly enjoyed the lyrics and feel of this song. One could definitely use it in prayer to reflect upon Jesus’s immense and ever constant love for us.

  3. Well written, sung and played. I love the Folk-Bluegrass groove. Beautiful harmonies and lifting lyrics.

  4. K.M. says:

    ‘How wonderful is my savior’s love for me…” This message touches my heart because it is astonishing the love God has for us even if we have sinned. I aspire to have love for everyone the way he does.

  5. Y.A. says:

    I like the phrase that says that her sins are Jesus’ sins now and he forgives and forgets because it’s true and he loves all of us!

  6. Desiree says:

    This song inspires me to be closer to God by helping me remember how much He loves me.

  7. C.M. says:

    How can God love a sinner like me? His love is strong that he died for us. He also forgives.

  8. J.M. says:

    “How marvelous is my savior’s love for me.”

  9. A.A. says:

    This phrase touches my heart: “how amazing is his love for me?”

  10. M.E. says:

    This song shows how big God’s heart is for us unworthy sinners.

  11. A.M. says:

    God’s love is unending and extremely powerful. The messages in a song penetrate into your conscience a lot deeper than regular spoken words. You feel the need to be with Him with music.

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