How Great

O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder
Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made
I see stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed.

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 see the brook, and feel the gentle breeze.

From the hymn How Great Thou Art


7 comments on “How Great

  1. shoreacres says:

    This was a favorite of my childhood hymn sings – equalled only by “This is My Father’s World”. Funny that I should have remembered both while roaming around the new bits of world I’ve visited.
    Today – time to play work horse and head for the barn (though it will take two days). The trick’s to still hear the song once home.


    • Bill says:

      It makes perfect sense to me that those hymns should come to mind when out among nature.

      I hope your journey has been (and will continue to be) enjoyable. πŸ™‚


  2. The tune started surging through my head as soon as I saw the first lines – wonderful!
    Of course, we’ve been sitting in a fog bank here for the last two weeks – not much sign of nature’s grandeur visible – though I know it’s there!


    • Bill says:

      When I read the words I can’t help but hear the tune. Funny thing is that I expected to have it stuck in my head all day. Instead, while I’ve been out doing chores the song I’m hearing in my head is “Near Wild Heaven” by R.E.M.

      Hoping y’all emerge from the fog soon. πŸ™‚


  3. Have you seen my poem, “Sunday Morning?” I’m still singing it in the car and around the house. And have you seen this?
    I hope the link works. It’s a young boy singing it beautifully.


    • Bill says:

      Thanks for the link. Wonderfully sung.

      I love your poem. It reminds me of a man who went to our little country church when I was a boy. He always sang as if it was a contest to see who could sing the loudest. Brings back good memories.


  4. Bob Braxton says:

    Psalm 8


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