|Title:||HOW GREAT THOU ART|
|Meter:||126.96.36.199 with refrain|
|Incipit:||55535 55664 66665|
|Source:||Swedish folk melody|
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