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How Great Thou Art

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Traditional Swedish melody arranged by Ralph Hermann

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General Info

Year: 1955
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Manna Music

Cost: Score and Parts - Out of print.

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Program Notes

How Great Thou Art is a Christian hymn based on a Swedish poem written by Carl Gustav Boberg (1859–1940) in Sweden in 1885. The melody is a Swedish folk song. It was translated into English by British missionary Stuart K. Hine, who also added two original verses of his own composition. It was popularized by George Beverly Shea and Cliff Barrows during the Billy Graham crusades It was voted the United Kingdom's favourite hymn by BBC's Songs of Praise. How Great Thou Art was ranked second (after Amazing Grace) on a list of the favorite hymns of all time in a survey by Today's Christian magazine in 2001.[

-Program Note from Wikipedia

Commercial Discography

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Recent Performances

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  • Christian Fellowship Band (Rockford, Ill.) ( Vicki Peterson, conductor) - 28 September 2014


  • Hine, S.; Hermann, R. (1955). How Great Thou Art: For Concert Band and Optional SATB Chorus [score]. Manna Music: Burbank, Calif.
  • How Great Thou Art, Wikipedia