Indeed, God’s creation is unfathomable. While it’s true that we can never measure the greatness of his work, we can always proclaim it. There are many ways to do so. Music is just one of them. The timeless gospel “How Great Thou Art” is such a song that specifically declare and praise the Creator for the vast wonder of His artwork. This, originally a poem, was authored by a Swedish pastor named Carl Gustav Boberg. This poem was first published in the late 18th century. It has since been translated into many languages. But it was in 1954 when the song got published and copyrighted. Such was under the initiative of Dr. Cyrus Nelson of Gospel Light Publications.
Many artists and musicians began recording the song. Elvis Presley, Vince Gill, and Carrie Underwood are just some of the famous country music artists who covered the classic gospel tune. To note, Presley’s rendition even earned him a Grammy Award for it.
Home Free’s Version
The American acapella group Home Free, who is rising to popularity for their majestic covers of songs mostly country and gospel, came up with their rendition of “How Great Thou Art.” Just like their previous performances, this version is as rousing. The member-group stood atop a mountainous area adding more emphasis to the song’s message as it showcases one of God’s wonderful creations. As soon as the members started singing, you can’t help but feel evoked.
Their vocals are so powerful that you get to feel every word of the song. Moreover, the melody they infused into the lyrics makes you carried away. Soon, you’ll find yourself singing along with them. And as you utter every word of the lyrics, you come to appreciate more how knowledgeable and capable God is in everything. Also, the song drives you to thank Him for all that He has done.
Home Free’s recording was included on their 2014 album Full of (Even More) Cheer. Watch the group’s music video for “How Great Thou Art” below.