I stand all bewildered with wonder
I stand all bewildered with wonder. Wilbur F. Crafts* (1850-1922).
Written at some time before 1873, when (according to hymnary.org.) it appeared in Winnowed Hymns:a Collection of Sacred Songs, especially adapted for revivals, prayer, and camp meetings. Crafts was ordained as a Methodist minister in 1872 (he later became a Congregationalist, and then a Presbyterian), so this is the work of a youthful enthusiast. It had four stanzas and a refrain:
I stand all bewildered with wonder, And gaze on the ocean of love; And over its waves to my spirit Comes peace like a heavenly dove.
The cross now covers my sins; The past is under the blood; I am trusting in Jesus...
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