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Sunday, August 23, A.D. 2009
How Great Thou Art

My favorite Protestant hymn is probably “How Great Thou Art.” According to the Wikipedia article, the song is pretty recent (even for Protestant tunes), having been written by a Swede, Carl Gustav Boberg, in A.D. 1885. Wiki states that Billy Graham’s crusades popularized the song, though I wonder how well it was known in American Protestant circles before the late 1940’s.

Here is the hymn performed at the Royal Albert Hall:

I particularly like the doxastic and cosmological elements in the song.

Posted by Joseph on Sunday, August 23, Anno Domini 2009
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