Music: Karaoke-“How Great Thou Art” (originally by Carl Boberg) by Crazy lil’ Sal

“How Great Thou Art” (originally by Carl Boberg) by Crazy lil’ Sal

Lyrics to the song – How Great Thou Art
Pastor Carl Boberg Wrote the Lyrics to How Great Thou Art

“The lyrics to How Great Thou Art were written by Carl Boberg.

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

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!


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.


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.


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!”


For more information on this song, see: How Great Thou Art, the Story ..”

George Beverly Shea – How Great Thou Art ( 1969 ) – YouTube

The Story You Don’t Know behind How Great Thou Art Jason Soroski 2016 24 Feb

“…. Carl Boberg had recently quit his work as a sailor and started working as a lay-minister in his native Sweden (he would later go on to be a newspaper editor and a member of Swedish Parliament). In 1885, he was inspired by the sound of church bells ringing during a wild thunderstorm, and penned the poem “O Great God”.

Although “O Great God” was published, Boberg’s nine-verse poem didn’t really catch on, and it seemed destined to be all but forgotten. However, three years later someone out there liked it enough to match the words with a traditional Swedish melody, and when Boberg found out about it, he quickly published the poem once again in his own newspaper in 1891, this time with the musical notation added.

Fast forward a few decades to the 1930’s – Somehow this poem put to music had traveled across borders, and English missionary Stuart Hine heard the song (in Russian) while in Poland. Deeply moved by the song, he translated it into English, tweaked the musical arrangement, some of the wording, and took it home with him to England….

On to the 1940’s – Evangelist Dr. Edwin Orr heard this new version of the song being sung by native tribal people in Assam, India, and being deeply inspired by it he brought the song back to the United States. We are still unsure how the song ever got to India to start with.

In 1954 the song found its way into the hands of George Beverly Shea, who sang it nearly 100 times during Billy Graham’s 1957 New York crusade. In 1959 it became the theme song for Billy Graham’s weekly radio broadcast, bringing “How Great Thou Art” into the national consciousness…”

How Great Thou Art – Instrumental with lyrics – YouTube


Alan Jackson – How Great Thou Art (Live) – YouTube

Carrie Underwood – How Great Thou Art – YouTube

-Contemporary Worship

How Great Thou Art with lyrics performed by chris rice – YouTube

How Great Thou Art (acoustic) – Lauren Daigle – YouTube

-Children Beautifully Sings How Great Thou Art from alegator21 on GodTube.

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