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How great thou art

COVERED BY ELVIS

How Great Thou Art


recording date elvis: Wednesday 25 may ( 1966 ) ; studio
first release: on audio album how great thou art ( april 1967 )
label: rca victor
catalog number: lsp 3758


originally by: Bill Carle

recording year: 1954
originally written by: walker;pierce
catalognumber: lp 9018
label: sacred
album: Bill Carle
comments: The first version with English lyrics




This number comes originally from Sweden, with English words by Stuart K. Hine, a British Methodist missionary. The number was originally a 9-verse poem called "O Store Gud" and was written in 1885by Pastor Carl Boberg, inspired during a visit to a country estate in the south-east of Sweden, when he was caught in a huge thunderstorm which was followed by clear and brilliant sunshine and he then heard birds singing nearby. The poem was first published the following year. Several years later the words were set to a traditional Swedish folk melody. A German version was created in 1907 and some 5 years later a Russian version. English lyrics were provided for the first three verses by the Rev. Stuart Hine in about 1933 and for the fourth verse in 1947. Elvis loved singing this number in concert.


How Great Thou Art
performed by:
Bill Carle

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Oh 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

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

in the beginning


and god said let there be light
and the darkness he called night

and god made two lights

and god created the great whales
and god saw that it was good
and god made the beast of the earth




When thru 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

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

to bring for him jesus from galilea

barabas,barabas
shall i release him

crusifie him,crusifie him
and then when he reached
and they nail him to the cross
nail by nail
and there he hung
and now the lord in haven
the only perfect man
father forgif them,they don't know what they do

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

we should live soberly
and our savior


When he shall come With shout of acclamation
To 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

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





How Great Thou Art
performed by:
Elvis Presley

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Oh 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

When Christ shall come With shout of acclamation
To 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 (Refrain)

my god how great thou art


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



When thru 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 (Refrain)

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 (Refrain)


When Christ shall come With shout of acclamation
To 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 (Refrain)




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