Grandioso És Tu!

Author: Carl Boberg

Boberg, Carl Gustaf. (Mönsterås, Sweden, August 16, 1859--January 7, 1940, Kalmar). Swedish Covenant. Bible school at Kristinehamn. Editor of Sanningsvittnet 1890-1916, organ of the Evangelical National Foundation. Member of the Swedish Parliament, 1912-1931. Popular speaker and appreciated writer. Published several collections of poetry and a number of hymns. Member of committee responsible for first two hymnals of the Swedish Covenant. Author of "Jesus, Jesus, O det ordet" ("Jesus, Jesus, Name Most Precious"); "Min själ berömmer Gud med fröjd" (My Soul Now Magnifies the Lord"); "O store Gud" ("O Mighty God"). The text now known as "How Great Thou Art" is an English translation of a Russian version based on an earlier German translati… Go to person page >

Translator: Paulo de Tarso Prado da Cunha

(no biographical information available about Paulo de Tarso Prado da Cunha.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Senhor, meu Deus, quando eu, maravilhado
Title: Grandioso És Tu!
English Title: How Great Thou Art
Translator: Paulo de Tarso Prado da Cunha (1964)
Author: Carl Boberg (1886)
Language: Portuguese
Refrain First Line: Então minha alma canta a ti, Senhor
Publication Date: 1991
Copyright: Copyright translation 1990 JUERP. All rights reserved.

Tune

O STORE GUD

Originally in triple meter, the Swedish tune O STORE GUD is in bar form (AAB). The first section has a very limited range of four notes; the more meditative stanzas give way to a dramatic refrain with an expanded range. Sing in parts and observe some rhythmic freedom in the last line of the refrain,…

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