256. How Great Thou Art

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1 O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder
Consider all the works thy hand hath made,
I see the stars, I hear the mighty thunder,
Thy pow'r 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!"

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 hear 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 there proclaim: "My God, how great thou art!" [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder!
Title: How Great Thou Art
Original Language: Swedish
Author: Stuart W. K. Hine, 1899-1989
Refrain First Line: Then sings my soul, my Savior-God, to thee
Meter: 11 10 11 10 with Refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Worship and Praise
Copyright: © 1953. Renewed, 1981 by Manna Music, Inc.
Tune Information
Meter: 11 10 11 10 with Refrain
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Swedish folk tune
Copyright: Setting © 1953. Renewed 1981 by Manna Music, Inc.

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