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Arranger: Stuart K. Hine

Stuart K. Hine was born in 1899 in Great Britain. In much of Stuart’s earlier years he and his wife were missionaries in the Western Ukraine of Russia, where they evangelized as Christian workers and singers. In 1931, Stuart K. Hine and his wife returned to Britain and conducted gospel campaigns throughout Great Britain. During those years, Stuart published many song books and wrote many of his beloved gospel songs. Stuart retired from the active ministry but continued to publish his song books and his music and contributed the majority of his income to various missionary endeavors around the world…Stuart K. Hine’s most popular composition is “How Great Thou Art,” which is recognized in many polls as the number one Hymn in America… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Arranger: Stuart K. Hine (1949)
Meter: with refrain
Incipit: 55535 55664 66665
Key: A Major
Source: Swedish folk melody
Copyright: Public Domain


Originally in triple meter, the Swedish tune O STORE GUD is in bar form (AAB). The first section has a very limited range of four notes; the more meditative stanzas give way to a dramatic refrain with an expanded range. Sing in parts and observe some rhythmic freedom in the last line of the refrain, preferably only after stanza 4 (unless George Beverly Shea is the soloist!).

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988


Instances (1 - 73 of 73)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
African American Heritage Hymnal #148TextPage Scan
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #510
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #546
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #10FlexScoreAudio
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #6
Catholic Book of Worship III #554
CCLI Top 100 #19
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #323
Chalice Hymnal #33TextPage Scan
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #35Tune Info
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #256TextPage Scan
Christmas Favorites #49Text
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #154
Common Praise (1998) #423
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #262
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #511
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #856Text
Gather (3rd ed.) #578Page Scan
Gather Comprehensive #494
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #496
Glaubenslieder #432
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #625Text InfoTextFlexScoreAudio
Himnos de la Iglesia #60
Hinário para o Culto Cristão #52
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #27
Hymns of Faith #2
Hymns of Promise: a large print songbook #2Page Scan
Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #563
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #405
Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #60TextPage Scan
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #553TextFlexScoreAudio
Lutheran Service Book #801TextPage Scan
Lutheran Worship #519Page Scan
Mil Voces para Celebrar: Himnario Metodista #2
Moravian Book of Worship #465Page Scan
Nyimbo za Imani Yetu #16
Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #483Page Scan
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #16
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #467
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #483Text InfoTune InfoTextAudioPage Scan
Rejoice Hymns #28
Rejoice Hymns #29
Rejoice in the Lord #466
Renew! #250TextPage Scan
Secular Hymnal: 144 hymn tunes made inclusive for all #141TextPage Scan
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #86
Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #7Text
Sing Joyfully #16TextPage Scan
Sing With Me #150TextPage Scan
Singing the Faith #82
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #147
The Christian Life Hymnal #27
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #8
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #9
The Cyber Hymnal #2591ScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #5172TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #4Text
The New Century Hymnal #35
The New National Baptist Hymnal #25
The United Methodist Hymnal #77TextFlexScore
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #163
The Worshiping Church #21TextPage Scan
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #155
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #44
TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #176Text InfoTextAudio
TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #444Text InfoTune InfoTextAudio
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #238
Worship (4th ed.) #578
Worship and Rejoice #51Text
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #8
Worship Supplement 2000 #744
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #12
찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship: the Korean-English Presbyterian hymnal and service book #61
Include 19 pre-1979 instances