86. How Great Thou Art

1. 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 pow’r thru-out the universe displayed;

[Chorus:]
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 thru 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, [Chorus]

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, [Chorus]

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!” [Chorus]

Text Information
First Line: O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder
Title: How Great Thou Art
Author: Stuart K. Hine, 1899-1989
Refrain First Line: Then sings my soul, my Savior God to thee
Meter: 11 10 11 10 10 8 10 8
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Scripture: ;
Topic: Grace; Jesus Christ: Creator; Jesus Christ: Savior (4 more...)
Notes: “* Author’s original words are ‘works’ and ‘mighty’.” Additional scripture reference from LDS canon: Mosiah 4:5-13.
Tune Information
Name: O STORE GUD
Arranger: Stuart K. Hine
Meter: 11 10 11 10 10 8 10 8
Incipit: 55535 55664 66665
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Swedish folk melody, ca. 1891
Copyright: © 1953 by Stuart K. Hine for world rights (except North and South America).; © 1953, renewed 1981 by Manna Music, Inc., P.O. Box 218, Pacific City, OR 97135 for North and South America.; International copyright secured. All rights reserved. Used by permission. Making copies without written permission of the copyright owner is prohibited.



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