Of nature's beauty, wrought by words of thine, Among notable renditions of "How Great Thou Art" are recordings by the Blackwood Brothers Quartet,[43] Dixie Carter, Tammy Wynette (1969 -album "Inspiration"), Charlie Daniels, Tennessee Ernie Ford (backed by the Jordanaires),[44] Burl Ives, Alan Jackson, Dolly Parton, Martina McBride, Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard, Roy Rogers,[45] George Beverly Shea, Carrie Underwood and Connie Smith,[46] whose "inspiring four-minute rendition ... originally appeared on the otherwise secular album Back in Baby's Arms in 1969". May our souls be filled with awe and wonder that our lives may be a display of God's awesome power. [48] The hymn became the de facto theme of New Zealand entertainer Sir Howard Morrison, who released it as a single sung in both English and Maori in 1981. [26] Hine died on 14 March 1989. And then proclaim: "My God, how great Thou art!" The final English version of "How Great Thou Art" was published in 1949 and quickly spread among Britian, Africa, India and America. Hine also started re-writing some of the verses --- and writing new verses (all in Russian) --- as events inspired him."[7][19]. 'My child! O mighty God! [19] According to Ireland: One man to whom they were ministering told them an amazing story: he had been separated from his wife at the very end of the war, and had not seen her since. Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in;  The words and music were published for the first time in the 16 April 1891 edition of Sanningsvittnet. I know the lyrics, what i need is the mp3 or u tube link. 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! O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder: Original Language: Swedish: Author: Stuart K. Hine (1899-1989) Refrain First Line: Then sings my soul, my Saviour God to thee: Meter: 11 10 11 10 and refrain: Publication Date: 2013: Scripture: His concern for the exiled Polish community in Britain, who were anxious to return home, provided part of the inspiration for Hine's final verse. when the cold rain and fresh showers whirl How Great Thou Art! Hal and Loretta borrowed the song sheet from Dr. Orr and brought it home and gave it to their father. Of changing seasons and of time on earth. Hine was influenced greatly by the teachings of British Baptist evangelist Charles Spurgeon. Attending the Forest Home college-age conference were Hal Spencer and his sister, Loretta, son and daughter of Tim Spencer, who was a songwriter and publisher of Christian music. [7], Boberg first published "O Store Gud" in the Mönsterås Tidningen (Mönsterås News) on 13 March 1886 . Clouds dot the cerulean sky, 'Hold To God's Unchanging Hand' The Oak Ri... California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Refrain: När regnets kalla, friska skurar susa When through the woods and forest glades I wander How great Thou art, How great Thou art. [60], In 2016, former Isley Brother Chris Jasper included a soulful version of the song on his album "Share With Me". ", Underwood, Byron E. "'How Great Thou Art' (More Facts about its Evolution). [33] It was popularized by George Beverly Shea and Cliff Barrows during Billy Graham crusades. [27], Their father was Vernon 'Tim' Spencer (13 July 1908 – 26 April 1974),[28][29] a converted cowboy, and former member of The Sons of the Pioneers, who had founded the newly established Manna Music of Burbank, California in 1955. Barrows, who also had been given a copy, had Paul Mickelson (died 21 October 2001)[35] arrange the song for use in the 1955 Toronto Crusade. The third verse was inspired by the conversion of villagers in Russia who cried out to God loudly as the repented and realized God's love and mercy - "And when I think that God, His Son not sparing, sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in. In honor of this event, Forest Home had the words to the song carved on a polished Redwood plaque. It turns Christian’s eyes toward God, rather than upon themselves. In Hine's book, Not You, but God: A Testimony to God's Faithfulness,[23] Hine presents two additional, optional verses that he copyrighted in 1953 as a translation of the Russian version,[19] that are generally omitted from hymnals published in the United States: O when I see ungrateful man defiling Stuart K. Hine was a Bristish Methodist missionary on a mission trip in Ukraine in 1931 when he heard the Russian translation of a German song inspired by Carl Boberg's poem "O Store Gud" (O Great God). Then rain came in cool fresh showers. We had to hurry to shelter. The hymn was translated into Spanish by Pastor Arturo Hotton, from Argentina, in 1958 by the name of "Cuán Grande Es Él". He was an Evangelical leader of the Plymouth Brethren denomination. Tel Asiado, "History of How Great Thou Art: 'Then Sings my Soul, My Savior God to Thee' a Top Christian Hymn" (25 September 2007). And how thou leadest all from realms up yonder, [42] English-language hymnals prevailingly indicate the tune title as the Swedish first line, O STORE GUD. Deanna L. Tribe and Ivan M. Tribe, "Smith, Connie", The translator was Stuart K. Hine. His deep desire was to find his wife so they could at last share their faith together. But the storm was soon over and the clear sky appeared. Men ser likväl, att de hans hjälp förnimma It was translated into English from the Russian by English missionary Stuart K. Hine, who also added two original verses of his own. There evidently had been a funeral and the bells were playing the tune of "When eternity's clock calls my saved soul to its Sabbath rest". Refrain: Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee: How great Thou art, how great Thou art! O Lord my God! It was this series of sights, sounds, and experiences that inspired the writing of the song.[6]. Hine began … In 1948 Hine finished composing the final verse. Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee How great Thou art, how great Thou art! 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. and The Story of "How Great Thou art": How it came to be written ... With complete album of hymns of other lands ... Russian melodies, Eastern melodies, etc (1958). On 4 April 2011, Carrie Underwood performed this song on ACM Presents: Girls Night Out show. Whether you're looking for an inspirational and encouraging song for your quiet time with God or an upbeat song to praise Jesus, Godtube.com offers the largest online database of Christian music artists! And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees; So the Hines heard people calling out to God, saying how unbelievable it was that Christ would die for their own sins, and praising Him for His love and mercy. I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,  "[7] The author, Carl Boberg himself gave the following information about the inspiration behind his poem: It was that time of year when everything seemed to be in its richest colouring; the birds were singing in trees and everywhere. How great Thou art! According to Boberg's great-nephew, Bud Boberg, "My dad's story of its origin was that it was a paraphrase of Psalm 8 and was used in the 'underground church' in Sweden in the late 1800s when the Baptists and Mission Friends were persecuted. When crushed by guilt of sin before thee kneeling, [7], The poem became matched to an old Swedish folk tune and sung in public for the first-known occasion in a church in the Swedish province of Värmland in 1888. [59] Underwood's version, featuring Gill, is included on her 2014 compilation album, Greatest Hits: Decade No. 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 . Take a look at one of the great hymn we often sing. I use it as often as possible because it is such a God-honoring song.”[27], A translation exists by Avis B. Christiansen, retaining the "O Store Gud" melody with an arrangement by Robert J. Hughes. [9] An enlarged edition of this hymnbook entitled "Songs of a Christian", including "Velikiy Bog" was released in 1927. for thee sufficient is my grace'. Lyrics to the classic Christian hymn, “How Great Thou Art”, 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. May every breath that we take exclaim: "HOW GREAT THOU ART!" Together. 1. [19] The testimony of one of these refugees and his anticipation of the second coming of Christ inspired Hine to write the fourth stanza of his English version of the hymn. And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees. British missionaries began to spread the song around the world to former British colonies in Africa and India in approximately its current English version. [19], A program note from a Gustavus Adolphus College, Minnesota, concert tells listeners that J. Edwin Orr (15 January 1912 – 22 April 1987) of Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California discovered the song being sung in a small village near Deolali, India by a choir of the Naga tribe from Assam near Burma. Hine was led to Christ by Madame Annie Ryall on 22 February 1914, and was baptised shortly thereafter. When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation It is a recognition of the greatness of God. Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,  'My child! 2 position on Billboard Christian Digital songs chart and No. and the arc of promise shines before my eyes. [17], British Methodist missionary Stuart Wesley Keene Hine (25 July 1899 – 14 March 1989)[19][20][21] was dedicated to Jesus Christ in the Salvation Army by his parents. Dmitri's wife knew how to read -- evidently a fairly rare thing at that time and in that place. In English the first line is "O Lord, my God"; and the hymn may appear with that heading, especially in British hymnals, where first-line citation is the dominant practice. Stuart wrote down the phrases he heard the Repenters use, and (even though this was all in Russian), it became the third verse that we know today: "And when I think that God, His Son not sparing, Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in. Copyright © 2020, GodTube.com. They just couldn't barge in and disrupt this obvious work of the Holy Spirit, so they stayed outside and listened. I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder, Thy power throughout the universe displayed. Creator and Redeemer", "See Carrie Underwood and Vince Gill's Passionate Cover of 'How Great Thou Art, "Carrie Underwood Sings on 'Girls Night Out' – Aired Tonight &No. And the words to How Great Thou Art begin to form in his heart -- O Lord, my God, When I in awesome wonder, consider all the worlds Thy hands hath made... Can you imagine what Boberg felt as he formed these words? [3], Boberg wrote the poem "O Store Gud" (O Great God) in 1885 with nine verses.[4]. This version, titled "Lord, I Adore Thee", appears in the 1958 hymnal Songs for Worship.[37]. Chorus: How great Thou art, How great Thou art. In 1996 Johnson's translation was replaced in The Covenant Hymnal—A Worshipbook because "E Gustav Johnson’s version, while closer to the original, uses a more archaic language. Когда на мир смотрю я *", "The Gospel Music Hall Of Fame Elvis Connection", http://mannamusicinc.com/writers-songs/how-great-thou-art.html, "Rejoice in the Lord 466. Michael Ireland explains the origin of this original verse written by Hine: It was typical of the Hines to ask if there were any Christians in the villages they visited. ", Stuart Hine and his family left Ukraine as famine and World War Two began, and settled in Somerset, Britain where he continued to serve as a missionary to Polish refugees. It was popularised by George Beverly Shea and Cliff Barrows during the Billy Graham crusades. There was such calmness after the … In March 2019, multi-Grammy winning artist John Mayer debuted his world tour by performing a rendition of the hymn in New Zealand just eight days after the deadly shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Title: How Great Thou Art 1 How Great Thou Art. The thunder pealed in loud claps. Mahalia Jackson performed “How Great Thou Art” in Hamburg in 1961. O Lord my God, When I in awesome wonder,  [citation needed]. He bled and died to take away my sin. And then in love He brings me sweet assurance: Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,  Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in; 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! How great Thou art, How great Thou art. Then we shall bow in humble adoration and there proclaim, My God How Great Thou Art!"[7]. According to Manna Music, "Presently it is considered, and has been for several years, to be the most popular Gospel song in the world."[31]. Evangelist Billy Graham said: “The reason I like 'How Great Thou Art' is because it glorifies God. In foolish pride, God's holy Name reviling, But Lord you preserved and provided for my life in some awesome manner beyond understanding. It was a poem written by Carl Boberg, a 26-year old preacher, in the summer of 1885 under the title “O Store Gud” which is translated “O Great God.” It was a warm summer day. Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,  That on a Cross, my burdens gladly bearing,  Where sun and moon keep watch upon the fastness It was their destiny to raise the Son of God. [8] Eight verses appeared with the music in the 1890 Sions Harpan. When burdens press, and seem beyond endurance, How great Thou art, How great Thou art! How Great Thou Art For You are great and do marvelous deeds See Psalm 86:9-10. O Lord my God! And then in love He brings me sweet assurance: "How Great Thou Art. [17] According to Michael Ireland, "Hine and his wife, Mercy, learned the Russian translation, and started using it in their evangelistic services. [... Inspiring Performance of 'Praise You In Th... 'Jesus Is Coming Soon' The Oak Ridge Boys. [7], Eventually, the German version reached Russia where a Russian version entitled "Velikiy Bog" (Великий Бог - Great God)[13] was produced in 1912 by Ivan S. Prokhanov (1869–1935),[14] the "Martin Luther of Russia",[9] and "the most prolific Protestant hymn writer and translator in all of Russia" at that time[7] in a Russian-language Protestant hymnbook published in St. Petersburg (later Leningrad), Kymvali (Cymbals). A Prayer for Your Marriage at Christmas - Your Daily Prayer - December 4. "[17] However, according to Glen V. 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