"How Great Thou Art" as written by Simon Leyton and C Austin Miles....
Oh 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

When Christ shall come
With a 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

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


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"How Great Thou Art" as written by Stuart Keene Hine John Drummond

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, CAPITOL CHRISTIAN MUSIC GROUP

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    General CommentThis hymn was at first a poem by Carl Boberg (Swedish) that became a Swedish folk song, which was not a hymn at all, then it was translated in English by a British Christian missionary, Stuart K Hine who added some verses, and obviously made it into a hymn.
    I love how Elvis sings it! It makes me smile at church when we sing it, because I cannot remove from my head Elvis' voice and I think we sound pretty bad! :)
    happy7on January 29, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI just checked, the original hymn has 3 verses. In my hymn book, we have 7 verses. The best verse, is obviously the one Elvis sings! :) I too like the 4th and 5th verses:
    4/ When through deep waters I call thee to go,
    The rivers of sorrow shall not thee o'erflow, For I will be with thee, thy troubles to bless, And sanctify to thee X2
    And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.
    5/ When through fiery trials thy pathway shall lie, My grace, all sufficient, shall be thy supply. The flame shall not hurt thee; I only design
    Thy dross to consume X2
    Thy dross to consume and thy gold to refine.
    happy7on January 29, 2012   Link

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