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Words: Carl Gustav Boberg (1859-1940) 
Translation: Stuart K Hine (1899-1989)
Music: Traditonal Swedish melody
From: Guitar Picker - www.gospelmusic.org.ukCopyright: Kingsway Communications (see bottom of page)

HOW GREAT THOU ART

O Lord my (G) God when I in awesome (C) wonder,
Consider (D) all the worlds Thy hands have (G) made. (C) (G)
I see the (G) stars, I hear the rolling (C) thunder,
Thy power through(D)out the universe (G) displayed. (C) (G)

Chorus:
Then sings my (G) soul, my (C) Saviour God to (G) Thee,
How great Thou (D) art, (C) how great Thou (G) art!
Then sings my (G) soul, my (C) Saviour God to (G) Thee,
How great Thou (Am7) art, how (D) great Thou (G) art! (C) (G)

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.

Chorus

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.

Chorus

When Christ shall come with shouts of acclamation,
And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart.
Then I shall bow in humble admiration,
And there proclaim, my God how great Thou art.

Chorus

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Alternative arrangement

O Lord my (A) God when I in awesome (D) wonder,
Consider (A) all the (E) worlds Thy (E7) hands have (A) made. (E) (A)
I see the (A) stars, I hear the rolling (D) thunder,
Thy power through(A)out the (E) uni(E7)verse dis(A)played. (E)

Chorus:
(E) Then sings my (A) soul, my (D) Saviour God to (A) Thee,  (E) (A)
How great Thou (Bm) art, how (E) great Thou (A) art!  (E)
Then sings my (A) soul, my (D) Saviour God to (A) Thee,  (F#m)
How great Thou (Bm) art, (E) how great Thou (A) art! (D) (A)

etc...

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From: Alfonso Mendoza


Performer: Martina McBride
Album: Amazing Grace Vol 2

How Great Thou Art                     

Capo  3rd Fret

Intro:
e-------------------------------------------------------------------------
b------3----2----3-----5-----5-----8-----2-----3----8----7----5-----3-----
g-------------------------------------------------------------------------
d-------------------------------------------------------------------------
a-------------------------------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------


1st verse:
 D          D
Oh Lord, my God
  D        A      G
When I in awesome wonder
   G       A
Considere all
   A           A          D
The worldz Thy hands have made
   D        D
I see the stars
   D          A       G
I hear the rolling thunder
   G          A
Thy power throughout
   G       A      D
The universe displayed


Chorus:
    D         D
Then sings my soul
A        G       D
My Savior God to thee
  D             A
How great Thou art
  A             D
How great Thou art
  D           D
Then sings my soul
A        G       D
My Savior God to Thee
  D            Em
How great Thou art
  A             D
How great Thou art


(Repeat Intro)


(*The rest of the song is an octave higher, so move the capo down to the
fourth fret*)


2nd Verse:


  D              D
When Christ shall come
  D          A       G
With shouts of acclaimation
  G          A
And take me home
  A                      D
What joy shall fill my heart
  D           D
Then I shall bow
  D     A     G
In humble adoration
  G           A       G         A           D
And there proclaim, my God, how great Thou art


Chorus:
  D            D
Then sings my soul
A        G       D
My savior God to thee
D              A
How great Thou art
  A             D
How great Thou art
  D             D
Then sings my soul
A        G       D
My savior God to Thee
  A             Em
How great Thou art
  A             Bm   A   G
How great Thou art
  A            Em     A
How great Thou art

No Chord                        No Chord             D              D
How---Great-----------------------Thou-----------Art----------------------------
          D                       D
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Copyright 1949 and 1953 by the Stuart Hine Trust.  
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