How Great Thou Art

Someone posted this on another feed this morning.

Carrie Underwood’s performance of this old Christian standard sort of shook me up. As beautiful as her voice is, the power comes from the words and the truth about the Holy Trinity:

O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder
Consider all the worlds thy hands have made,
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed:

Refrain

Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to thee:
How great thou art! How great thou art!
Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to thee:
How great thou art! How great thou art!

When through the woods and forest glades I wander
And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees,
When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur,
And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze:

Refrain

And when I think that God, his Son not sparing,
Sent him to die, I scarce can take it in,
That on the cross, my burden gladly bearing,
He bled and died to take away my sin.

Refrain

When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation
And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart!
Then I shall bow in humble adoration,
And there proclaim, My God, how great thou art!

I know that there has been a lot of talk over the years about how America has “lost her soul” in reference to the general secularization of public life. America can only lose her soul if her people do.

I am wrong about a lot of things and as a mortal man, I tend to get consumed by mortal things – politics, work, stuff…you name it. I think this might have been God telling me that I need to take a little time to reflect on the condition of my soul.

 

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2 thoughts on “How Great Thou Art

  1. “I am wrong about a lot of things and as a mortal man, I tend to get consumed by mortal things – politics, work, stuff…you name it. I think this might have been God telling me that I need to take a little time to reflect on the condition of my soul.”

    I think this applies double to me, Utah. Thanks…

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