O Mighty God! When I thy works consider

O Mighty God! When I thy works consider

Translator: Walter J. Powell; Author: Carl Gustav Boberg
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1 O Mighty God! When I thy works consider
Which thou hast formed by thine all-wise command;
And see the care thou to thy works dost render,
That all who live may feed from out thy hand:

Refrain:
In songs of praise my heart bursts forth to sing:
O mighty God! O mighty God!
In songs of praise my heart bursts forth to sing:
O mighty God! O mighty God!

2 When thunders roll, and when the clouds are threatening,
When lightnings flash across the darkening sky,
When mighty storms are on my head descending,
And calming rainbows span the heavens high:

3 When summer winds upon my cheeks are breathing,
And flowers are blooming in the sunlight beams;
When over hill and vale the birds are singing,
And branching willows watch by crystal streams:

4 When all that now is real comes to an ending,
And I my faith and hope can see fulfilled;
When heavenly bells my raptured soul are calling,
To lasting rest, where joys are never stilled:


Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #39

Translator: Walter J. Powell

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Author: Carl Gustav 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 >

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First Line: O Mighty God! When I thy works consider
Translator: Walter J. Powell
Author: Carl Gustav Boberg
Language: English
Refrain First Line: In songs of praise my heart bursts forth to sing
Publication Date: 1986
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1986.

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The Song Book of the Salvation Army #39

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