How Great Thou Art

Lyrics ~ Carl Boberg, 1859 - 1940 |English Translation ~ Stuart K. Hine, 1899

Carrie Underwood Singing How Great Thou Art

O Lord my God, When I in awesome wonder consider all the works Thy hand hath made, I see the stars; I hear the mighty thunder, Thy power throughout the universe displayed;

 How Great Thou Art is my mother's favorite song.  Even though, I'm a fan of more contemporary Christian music, I can see why she is so moved by it.  When I listen to this song, I can't help but meditate on God's awesome power.  I can't help but focus on the fact that He created everything the universe and everything in it; including me.

 When through the woods and forest glades I wander I 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;

If you've ever been to  places like Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY or Hanging Lake near Glenwood Springs, Co, then you can attest to the sentiment shared in these lyrics.

 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. 

If you saw The Passion of The Christ, then you have an idea what Christ went through for us.  It truly is difficult to comprehend that Christ did that just for me...and you.  It makes me want to do better -- be better.

When Christ shall come, with shouts 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!"

My grandmother used to always talk about going home with Jesus.  It seems like we're so much more attached to this world and really don't want to leave it behind.  But when we really stop to think of it, it will be an awesome time and our hearts will be filled with joy!  There will be no more sin and pain and we can rejoice day and night.

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!

God is truly great and greatly to be praised.