How Great Thou Art (Words and Music by Stuart K Hine) Originally a Swedish folk melody, "O Store Gud" by Carl Boberg (1859-1940) was translated by Stuart K. Hine in 1899.
Oh 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
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 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
Only a few hours before Elvis’s death, his close friend Rick Stanley heard him reciting a Christian prayer of repentance. "Dear Lord," he prayed, "please show me a way. I'm tired and confused and I need your help."
When we remember Elvis, we often recall his wild side, shooting televisions, his addiction to pain-killers, womanising. Yet the King of Rock’n’Roll, fallen as we all are, had another side to him. Elvis was, in fact, a deeply spiritual man whose faith was central to his life. He certainly struggled to live a moral life, but his intentions were clear to all his friends. Every day he would strive to become closer to God. "He was a deeply spiritual man;" claims Ray Walker of The Jordanaires, the legendary quartet that sang with Elvis for many years, "he was more spiritual than anyone around him."