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​Moving Mountain Worship - ​How Great Thou Art (CCM)

​Moving Mountain Worship - ​How Great Thou Art
​Moving Mountain Worship has released a Christian Contemporary Music (CCM) track called ​How Great Thou Art.

There's nothing like a good hymn to truly make you feel closer to the Lord. When you sing out those lyrics, it's almost like His strength and love wash over us. And one of the most powerful hymns of all time is 'How Great Thou Art.' 

Dale writes: "​My love of Old Hymns has grown over this last year, and my heart has turned toward recording new and different versions of several favorites, beginning with the wonderfully inspirational song "How Great Thou Art" which speaks of God's sovereignty."

Lyrics

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.

Chorus:
Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee, 
How great Thou art, How great Thou art.
Then sings my soul, My Saviour 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 see the brook, and feel the gentle breeze.

Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee, 
How great Thou art, How great Thou art.
Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee, 
How great Thou art, How great Thou art!

And when I think, that God, His Son not sparing; 
Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in; 
That on a Cross, my burdens gladly bearing, 
He bled and died to take away my sin.

Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee, 
How great Thou art, How great Thou art.
Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee, 
How great Thou art, How great Thou art! 

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 then proclaim: "My God, how great Thou art!"

Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee, 
How great Thou art, How great Thou art.
Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee, 
How great Thou art, How great Thou art!


The Story Behind The Song 'How Great Thou Art'

The British Methodist missionary Stuart K. Hine heard a Russian translation of the German song "O Store Gud" (O God) while on a mission trip in Ukraine in 1931. Hine translated the song into English and added several verses to it. 'And when I think that God, His Son, not sparing, sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in.' -- This is taken from a Russian conversion story in which villagers cried out to God and realized God's love and mercy.

Stuart Hine and his family left Ukraine as famine and World War Two began, and settled in Somerset, Britain, where he continued to work as a missionary to Polish refugees.

Hine was inspired to write the "How Great Thou Art" fourth verse by displaced Russians who experienced great loss and looked forward to reuniting with their loved ones in heaven - "When Christ shall come with shoult of acclamation to take me home, what joy shall fill my heart."

After the publication of the final English version of "How Great Thou Art" in 1949, the song rapidly spread among Britain, Africa, India, and the United States. 


You can listen to the track on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/1p0XCN5YqYOwPRuSH55OaQ

Here is a link to the video on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3j72sh-XG5Q

Would you like to hear more CCM music? Then check out our Christian playlists on: https://www.christiandance.eu/playlists

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