How Great Thou Art!


This message tells the story of Swedish Pastor Carl Boberg and his inspiration behind writing one of Christianity's greatest hymns.

"He is your praise; he is your God, who performed for you those great and awesome wonders you saw with your own eyes."- Deuteronomy 10:21 niv

Swedish pastor Carl Boberg was enjoying a nice walk through the woods when, suddenly, a thunderstorm struck. He sought shelter underneath an ancient oak tree and braced himself against the cold rain and wind. Then, as suddenly as it had appeared, the storm subsided, leaving a clear blue sky and the gentle scene of nature at its most glorious. Boberg heard the ring of a church bell in the distance, and a feeling of peace enveloped him as the words to one of Christianity’s greatest hymns, “How Great Thou Art,” formed in his heart. Take a moment and read his words:

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.

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.

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!

May you sing it all day!

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