How Great Thou Art O Lord my God, I stand and gaze in wonder on the vast heavens Thy wisdom hath ordained; sun, moon and stars continue at Thy pleasure, from nothing called and by Thy power sustained. O mighty God, my heart cries out to Thee: How great Thou art! how great Thou art! Thy praise shall sound throughout eternity: How great Thou art! how great Thou art! 2. Sometimes I hear the heavens rent by thunder, or see dread lightning leap across the sky, then in the cloud I see the promised rainbow stilling my fears with mercy from on high. 3. This earth once heard the sound of angels singing -- this earth that wept the day that Adam fell -- for Jesus came from purest heights of glory, an infant weak, to break the powers of hell. 4. Nailed to a tree, the great Creator suffered when the dread weight of foulest sin He bare. Lo! Satan flees! the Lord of glory triumphs! Nothing can with this mighty love compare. Eluned Harrison, b. 1934; based on Carl Gustaf Boberg, 1856-1940.