How Great Thou Art

Author: Carl Boberg, 1859-1940

Boberg, Carl Gustaf. (Mönsterås, Sweden, August 16, 1859--January 7, 1940, Kalmar). Swedish Covenant. Bible school at Kristinehamn. Editor of Sanningsvittnet 1890-1916, organ of the Evangelical National Foundation. Member of the Swedish Parliament, 1912-1931. Popular speaker and appreciated writer. Published several collections of poetry and a number of hymns. Member of committee responsible for first two hymnals of the Swedish Covenant. Author of "Jesus, Jesus, O det ordet" ("Jesus, Jesus, Name Most Precious"); "Min själ berömmer Gud med fröjd" (My Soul Now Magnifies the Lord"); "O store Gud" ("O Mighty God"). The text now known as "How Great Thou Art" is an English translation of a Russian version based on an earlier German translati… Go to person page >

Haw. Tr.: Albert Nahale'a, 1910-1970

(no biographical information available about Albert Nahale'a, 1910-1970.) Go to person page >

Eng. Tr.: Stuart K. Hine, 1899-

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 >

Text Information

First Line: E ke Akua nani kamahao
Title: How Great Thou Art
Original Language: English
Author: Carl Boberg, 1859-1940
Haw. Tr.: Albert Nahale'a, 1910-1970
Eng. Tr.: Stuart K. Hine, 1899-
Language: Hawaiian
Refrain First Line: E mele au I ka Ho'ola e
Publication Date: 1972
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1972.

Tune

HOW GREAT THOU ART

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,…

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