How Great Thou Art, O God!

The Light of Jesus Christ shines perpetually for all mankindToday is Passion Sunday or Palm Sunday. During the Eucharistic Celebration Mass, a visiting Priest to our parish called us, children of God, to focus on Jesus as we begin the Holy Week, leading to Holy Thursday and Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday.

And, as I ponder on Christ’s Passion on the cross and God’s all-consuming love and mercy for His creatures in His salvation plan to unite us to Him, His outpouring bounty and splendorous creation, etc. and etc., my heart just wants to sing aloud this wonderful hymn of praise and worship – :D


  1. 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

    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
  2. 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
    Repeat Refrain
  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
    Repeat Refrain
  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
    Repeat Refrain

The accompanying music can be downloaded from this site which has lyrics in German and Japanese, besides English if you’re interested. Clicking on the ‘Melody’ button will provide music for one verse only, whilst the ‘3 Verses’ button will provide for 3 verses. Enjoy! :)

The origin of this beautiful song by a 25-year old Swedish pastor, Carl Boberg in 1886 and its history can be read here.

All praise, glory and honor are yours and yours alone, O Almighty God, our King and Majesty!

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