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Latest update on 14/01/2016

Artist: Dr. Carl Boberg
Author: Carl Boberg
Year: 1886

Swedish hymn written by a local pastor, editor and MP. The tune of the Horst Wessel Lied is slightly similar.

Covers:

1890s:

Mamfred von Glehn [as Wie gross bist Du]

1907:

Mr. & Mrs. Stuart Hine [evangelists as How Great Thou Art; the man wrote the English lyrics, translated from von Glehn's German version]

1955:

George Beverly Shea [idem, at a Billy Graham crusade]

1956:

Tennessee Ernie Ford [idem]

1956:

Sons Of The Pioneers [Elvis' inspiration]

1957:

Blackwood Brothers [admired by Elvis]

1957:

Pat Boone

1957:

Stuart Hamblen

1959:

Rex Allen

1961:

Jordanaires

1962:

Jimmie Davis [idem; Decca B-side]

1965:

Loretta Lynn

1966:

Elvis Presley [his first Grammy]

1966:

Oak Ridge Boys

1968:

Jake Hess

1969:

Statler Brothers

1969:

Tammy Wynette

1971:

J.D. Sumner

1974:

Jimmy Swaggert [all as How Great Thou Art]

1978:

P.J. Proby

1982:

Al Green

1994:

Thomas J├Ągerlund Amazing Orchestra [in Swedish]

1997:

Five Blind Boys Of Mississippi [as How Great Thou Art]

2002:

Charlie Daniels Band

2006:

Alan Jackson

2009:

Susan Boyle [idem]

Stuart K. Hine, the English translator, was credited for arranging gospel recordings with Etta Cameron and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

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