Anthem Lights Sings Powerful A Cappella Cover Of ‘How Great Thou Art’

Anthem Lights sings a beautiful a cappella cover of classic Christian hymn, ‘How Great Thou Art.’

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The song was written by British Methodist missionary, Stuart K. Hine while on a mission trip to Ukraine in 1931. He heard the Russian translation of a German song which was inspired by Carl Boberg’s poem “O Store Gud” (O Great God).

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.

He translated the song to English and added several verses to it.

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!

Stuart Hine and his family left Ukraine and settled in Somerset, Britain during the second world war and continued to serve as a missionary to Polish refugees.

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 see the brook, and feel the gentle breeze.

The final English version of ‘How Great Thou Art’ was published in 1949 and quickly spread among Britian, Africa, India and America.

What a wonderful hymn that reminds us of the death of Jesus on the cross so that we can be redeemed from the curse of sin.

And when I think, that God, His Son not sparing;
Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in;
That on a Cross, my burdens gladly bearing,
He bled and died to take away my sin.

The fourth verse, ‘How Great Thou Art’ was inspired by the displaced Russians who experienced great loss and looked forward to seeing their loved ones again in heaven.

When Christ shall come, with shout of acclamation,
And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart.
Then I shall bow, in humble adoration,
And then proclaim: “My God, how great Thou art!”

Today as Anthem Lights sing this popular hymn today we are thankful to Jesus who willingly decided to die on the cross so that the Father’s will be done to bring mankind back to Him again.

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