O STORE GUD

Harmonizer: Stuart K. Hine

Stuart K. Hine was born in 1899 in Great Britain. In much of Stuart’s earlier years he and his wife were missionaries in the Western Ukraine of Russia, where they evangelized as Christian workers and singers. In 1931, Stuart K. Hine and his wife returned to Britain and conducted gospel campaigns throughout Great Britain. During those years, Stuart published many song books and wrote many of his beloved gospel songs. Stuart retired from the active ministry but continued to publish his song books and his music and contributed the majority of his income to various missionary endeavors around the world…Stuart K. Hine’s most popular composition is “How Great Thou Art,” which is recognized in many polls as the number one Hymn in America… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Harmonizer: Stuart K. Hine (1949)
Meter: 11.10.11.10 with refrain
Incipit: 55535 55664 66665
Key: A Major
Source: Swedish folk melody; Swedish folk tune
Copyright: © 1949, 1953, The Stuart Hine Trust, USA print rights admin. Hope Publishing Company. All other USA rights

Texts

How Great Thou Art

O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder
consider all the works thy hand hath made,
I see the stars, I hear the mighty thunder,
thy power throughout the universe displayed:

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Notes

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, preferably only after stanza 4 (unless George Beverly Shea is the soloist!).

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Instances

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African American Heritage Hymnal #148Image
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #10TextImageAudio
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #6TextImage
Cáliz de Bendiciones: Himnario Discipulos de Cristo #2
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #323Image
Celebration Hymnal #147TextImage
Chalice Hymnal #33Text
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #35
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #256Text
Christmas Favorites #49Text
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #154Text
Common Praise (1998) #423Text
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #856Image
Gather (3rd ed.) #578Image
Gather Comprehensive #494Text
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #496
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #625TextImageAudioFlexscore
Hinário para o Culto Cristão #52
Hymns for a Pilgrim People #27
Hymns of Faith #2TextImage
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #405
Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #60Text
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #553ImageAudio
Lutheran Service Book #801Text
Mil Voces para Celebrar: Himnario Metodista #2
Nyimbo za Imani Yetu #16
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #467TextImage
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #483TextImageAudio
Rejoice in the Lord #466Text
Renew! #250TextImage
Revival Hymns and Choruses #49
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #86
Sing Joyfully #16TextImage
Sing With Me #150Text
The Christian Life Hymnal #27
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #8
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #9
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #4
The New Century Hymnal #35Image
The United Methodist Hymnal #77TextImage
The Worshiping Church #21TextImage
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #44TextImage
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #238Text
Worship and Rejoice #51TextImage
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #8



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