How Great Thou Art


How Great Thou Art Hymn


Southwest Rocks, Coffs Harbour
(c) Tel's Collection of Images

How Great Thou Art  has been a favourite hymn of many believers.

Words and Music by Carl G. Boberg and R.J. Hughes


1.
O Lord my God, When I in awesome wonder,
Consider all the works Thy Hands have made;
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed.

Refrain:
Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art.
Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art!


2.
When through the woods, and forest glades I wander,
And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees.
When I look down, from lofty mountain grandeur,
And see the brook, and feel the gentle breeze.
Refrain.

3.
And when I think, that God, His Son not sparing;
Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in;
That on the Cross, my burden gladly bearing,
He bled and died to take away my sin.
Refrain.

4.
When Christ shall come, with shout of acclamation,
And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart.
Then I shall bow, in humble adoration,
And then proclaim: "My God, how great Thou art!"
Refrain.


In the book of Genesis, after God created the heavens, stars and skies, land and seas, and all else, he set us out on a journey to develop the world that he created in keeping with his will. Now, despite the chaotic and turbulent world we live in, we see God-given talents and skills through advancement in technology, well-engineered bridges and beautiful soaring skyscrapers. And, how about our never-ending progress in computer designs, our amazing internet, and more? We need not go far... for life itself.     

We should never cease praising and honouring the creator, the prime mover of everything we see, feel and touch around us. Here's to life and God's amazing grace! 


Sharing two of my favourite "How Great Thou Art" performances: one sung by Elvis Presley and the other, by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. 






Video Credits:

"How Great Thou Art - Elvis Presley - YouTube, uploaded by 2LisaMarie. Accessed February 17, 2013.
"How Great Thou Art - Mormon Tabernacle Choir" - YouTube, uploaded by Mormon Tabernacle Choir.  Accessed February 17, 2013. 


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