How Great Thou Art” is a Christian hymn that was originally written in Swedish under the title “O Store Gud” by Carl Boberg in 1885. The lyrics were later translated into English by Stuart K. Hine. It is a popular hymn that is often sung in churches and has been recorded by numerous artists in various languages.
The hymn is a declaration of the greatness and majesty of God, celebrating the beauty and wonder of the natural world as evidence of God’s handiwork. The lyrics are a testament to the awe and reverence one feels when contemplating the grandeur of creation and the Creator. The hymn has several verses that express gratitude and praise for the greatness of God.
Here are the opening lyrics:
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
The hymn continues to express praise and worship for God throughout its verses. “How Great Thou Art” is a beloved and enduring hymn in Christian worship and is often sung during services, especially in the context of praise and adoration. It has also been performed by many renowned artists and is a classic in the world of Christian music.