Lifespring! HymnStories

Hosted BySteve Webb

The stories behind the great Christian hymns, after which you will hear a version of the hymn performed by some of the most talented musicians and singers.

HS54: Lifespring! HymnStories “How Great Thou Art”

Carl Boberg, a 26-year-old Swedish minister, wrote a poem in 1885 which he called “O Store Gud” (“O Mighty God”). The words, literally translated to English, said:

When I the world consider
Which Thou has made by Thine almighty Word
And how the web of life Thou wisdom guideth
And all creation feedeth at Thy board.
Then doth my soul burst forth in song of praise
Oh, great God,
Oh, great God!

His poem was published and “forgotten”, or so he thought….

Listen to the show to hear the rest of the story.

Today’s Music

Instrumental Version

Judson Hurd

Vocal Version

Steve Amerson
“How Great Thou Art/Be Exalted”
from “Hymns and Gospel Songs”

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