SUNDAY SONG

How Great Thou Art!

Originally a Swedish folk melody,
"O Store Gud" by Carl Boberg (1859-1940)
was translated by Stuart K. Hine in 1899.

For a special treat
go visit Brenda's gorgeous sunrise photos
at IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE!


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 Savior God, to Thee:
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!
Then sings my soul! my Savior 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 hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze:

Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee:
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!
Then sings my soul! my Savior God, to Thee:
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!

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:

Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee:
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!
Then sings my soul! my Savior God, to Thee:
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!

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 there proclaim, my God, how great Thou art!

Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee:
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!
Then sings my soul! my Savior God, to Thee:
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!


Just let your soul sing in praise and adoration
to our great and wonderful God!


3 comments:

Brenda Leyland said...

Hi Karin, Thanks for the mention on your site about my sunrise posting. His beautiful artwork are worth sharing, so I'm honoured!

Charity Joy Bell Childs said...

I love old, Christian hymns, Karin! In fact, I have a hymnal book that is so tattered and torn and worn out and I just love it! I mostly don't know the tunes to ANY of the songs in the hymnals, so I just make up the tunes as I go along!!!! :)))

Betsy from Tennessee said...

That's one of my favorite old hymns, Karin. AND--it was one of my mother's favs (along with "In the Garden")... I LOVE the old hymns.

Thanks!!
Hugs,
Betsy