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 >
Translator: E. Gustav Johnson
Born: May 21, 1893, Väse Vämland, Sweden.
Died: November 13, 1974, Miami, Florida.
Johnson’s family emigrated to America when he was 10 years old, settling in Hartford, Connecticut. He learned the craft of a printer, but at age 30 took up studies at North Park, Chicago, Illinois, where he earned degrees at the academy, college, and seminary. He went on to graduate from the University of Chicago and Duke University. He started teaching English and Swedish at North Park in 1931, staying there three decades. He also found time to edit the Swedish Pioneer Historical Quarterly. His works include:
The Swedish Element in America, 1933 (co-editor)
Translation of C. J. Nyvall’s Travel Memories from America, 1876
Translatio… Go to person page >
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,…
Display Title: O Mighty God, When I Behold the WonderFirst Line: O mighty God, when I behold the wonderTune Title: O STORE GUDAuthor: Carl Boberg, 1859-1940; E. Gustav Johnson, 1893-1974Meter: 188.8.131.52. with refrainScripture: Psalm 8; Psalm 145:1-3; Romans 8:31-32Date: 1996Subject: Adoration and Praise | ; God | Power
Display Title: O Mighty GodFirst Line: O mighty God, when I behold the wonderTune Title: [O mighty God, when I behold the wonder]Author: Carl G. Boberg; E. Gustav JohnsonSource: Mönsterås-Tidningen, 1886