How Great Thou Art

How Great Thou Art

 

how_great_thou_art_twinkles“How Great Thou Art” is a Christian hymn based on a Swedish poem written by Carl Gustav Boberg (1859–1940) in Sweden in 1885.   The melody is a Swedish folk song.   It was translated into English by British missionary Stuart K. Hine, who also added two original verses of his own composition.   It was popularized by George Beverly Shea and Cliff Barrows during the Billy Graham crusades.   It was voted the United Kingdom’s favourite hymn by BBC’s Songs of Praise.   “How Great Thou Art” was ranked second (after “Amazing Grace”) on a list of the favorite hymns of all time in a survey by Today’s Christian magazine in 2001,

 

Carl Boberg

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Carl Gustav Boberg (August 16, 1859 – January 17, 1940) was a Swedish poet, writer, and elected official, best known for writing the Swedish language poem of “O Store Gud” (O great God) from which the English language hymn “How Great Thou Art” is derived.

 

 

 

 

How great Thou art

 

How Great Thou Art
– Glen Cuthbertson – pianist

 

 How Great Thou Art

 

 

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