O Lord, my God, when I in awesome wonder
Consider all the worlds your hands have made
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Your work throughout the universe displayed.

Then I sing, "O, my Lord, how great you are."
My soul sings, "O, my Lord, how great you are."
O, my Lord, how great you are.
Yes, my Lord, how great you are.

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.


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.

When Christ shall come, with shout of acclamation,
To take me home, what joy shall fill my heart.
Then I will bow in humble adoration,
And there proclaim, my God, "How great Thou Art!"


from Fireside: Worship & Scripture Songs, released January 1, 2006
How Great Thou Art: music/traditional, words by Stuart Kine
Copyright 1981 by Manna Music, Inc.

How Great You Are: words & music by Dave Burkum


tags: christian folk


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