O Mighty God, When I Survey in Wonder

Author: Carl Boberg

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 >

Text Information

First Line: O mighty God, when I survey in wonder
Title: O Mighty God, When I Survey in Wonder
Swedish Title: O store gud
Author: Carl Boberg (1885)
Meter: 11.10.11.10 with refrain
Source: The New Century Hymnal, 1994, Transl.
Language: English
Refrain First Line: My soul cries out in songs of praise to you, O mighty God!
Copyright: Translation © 1994 The Pilgrim Press

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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The New Century Hymnal #35



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