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How Great Thou Art

O Lord my God! When I in awesome wonder

Consider all the works Thy hands have made.

I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,

Thy power throughout the universe displayed.

Refrain:

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee;

How great Thou art, how great Thou art!

Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee:

How great Thou art, how great Thou art!

2. When through the woods and forest glades I wander

And 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:

3. 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:

4. 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!

Carl Gustaf Boberg was born this date 8/16/1859 at Mönsterås, Sweden.  A carpenter’s son, Boberg, started out as a sailor, came to Christ at age 19 and attended a Bible school in Kristinehamm.  He served as a lay preacher for two years, edited the weekly Sanningsvittnet (Witness of the Truth) (1890-1916) and served in the Swedish parliament. He penned several volumes of poetry, many hymns and helped compile the first two hymnals of the Swedish Covenant church.  Boberg wrote “How Great Thou Art” (1886), which we sing in a translation by Stuart K. Hine.  Carl Boberg died1/7/1940 at  Kalmar, Sweden.

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