How great thou art

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 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 (2)

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


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


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…


5 When burdens press, and seem beyond endurance,
Bowed down with grief, to Him I lift my face
And then in love He brings me sweet assurance
‘My child, for thee sufficient is my grace…!’.


6 O when I see, ungrateful man defiling
This bounteous earth, God’s gifts so good and great
In foolish pride, God’s holy Name reviling,
And yet, in grace, His wrath and judgment wait


7 When I hear, the voice of thunder and storms
and see the blades, of thunder striking from the sky
when the cold rain, and fresh showers whirl
and the arc of promise, shines before my eyes


(Author: Carl Boberg; Translated to English by: Stuart K. Hine, and others)

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