O Store Gud, A Tribute to How Great Thou Art


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The Drawing

Trekking,

spirit adoring

with

steps alight in drenching rain.

A heart is struck

by things to most men

common.

Adulation exploding to One amazing,

giving Him

significance outstanding,

sensitivity astonishing,

appealing,

engaging,

deep into

bowels of the ever-lasting.

A purpose good and pleasing,

intensely drawing one trekking;

now considering

what to most men seems

common.

Drawing one ordinary

by

One exuding.

Creating.

Pregnant with-

Thou Art.

Memories of worship now flowing,

an unbreakable stream

through

a heart pondering, weighing

the unfathomable glories;

things to most men

uncommon.

Stirring perception and awe.

Merging

into

mutual admiration

as

a miracle of intense

consumption

explodes

with

awesome wonder,

thunder resounding,

bellowing,

proclaiming

among stars, now seeing;

things no longer

common

Revealing to one ordinary

by

One emanating.

Endowing.

Pregnant with-

Thou Art.

The Infiltration

Lungs penetrated

with

sound released and ears perceiving,

as power displayed

satiates a heart listening

with universe expanding,

yet

capable of saturating,

infusing the finite

with

the infinite.

Pervading,

liquid impartation

purchased

by redemptive blood.

An ordinary man

now transfused

into rapturous

delight

becomes

uncommon

Imbuing

one ordinary

by

One outstanding.

Infusing.

Pregnant with-

Thou Art.

Deepest thoughts trekking

through

intensity of imaginings.

Reflections ruminating

with

soul igniting,

catapulting private rapture

into

exalted lyrics;

things not common to men.

Voicing melodious

verse.

Capturing sound

for generations upcoming.

Embracing,

giving,

to Him now bearing

yokes encumbering

gladly.

Worship rising,

singing,

exalting.

Consuming

one ordinary

by

One exceptional

Releasing.

Pregnant with-

Thou Art.

The Absorption

One now trekking

with

humble knowing,

unassuming,

marinated in mutual

esteem,

connected by birth,

soaked in liquid

life

of blood saturated origins.

No longer

yoke encumbered-

A vessel filled

with moisture drawn

to desirable bounds

of overindulgence

through

redemptive holes

of the

heart.

Consumed

one ordinary

by

One pouring.

Over-flowing.

Pregnant with-

Thou Art.

Pregnancy relinquishing

through eternal mountains

and

rolling thunders pealing.

Melodies uncommon to man

now absorbed

by one trekking,

possessing a receptive

soul

given to

harmonious strains

of heaven singing

through

ordinary events.

Giving privilege,

to

one trekking

with

heart exceptional,

uncommon to most men

by

One reciprocating

to a responding

of

His own wooing.

The Delivery

Flowing

through one ordinary

from One

extraordinaire.

Empowered by

by

communal congealment

among revelations

displayed by

worlds

His hands have

made.

Delivering

from

one common

by

One uncommon

the

Testament of the ages;

a gift

to

the generations

proclaiming glories

and

the coming

day

transforming

the ordinary

into

something immense.

something grand,

something powerful,

something pleasing,

something remarkable,

something exceptional,

something significant,

Culmination of all experience

good and pleasing,

Births:

‚ÄúHow Great Thou Art‚ÄĚ

(1) O Lord my God! when I in awesome wonder

Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made,

I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,

Thy power throughout the universe displayed:

CHORUS:

Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee:

How great Thou art, how great Thou art!

Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee:

How great Thou art, how great Thou art!

(2) And when I think that God, His Son not sparing,

Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in;

That on the cross, my burden gladly bearing,

He bled and died to take away my sin:

(3) When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation

And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart!

Then I shall bow in humble adoration,

And there proclaim, my God, how great Thou art!

In tribute to a young minister by the name of Carl Boberg, who wrote these words in poem form after a two mile walk in the rain, following a church service nearly a hundred years ago, in the country of Sweden, where later he delighted, hearing it sung to an old Swedish tune – and to the Russian pastor, Stuart Hine, who like Boberg, caught in a storm some forty years later added to this magnificent hymn.

Once known as O Store Gud (O Great God) – How Great Thou Art is acclaimed by many, ‚Äėan all-time favorite,‚Äô rose to prominence in 1957 at a Billy Graham Crusade in New York City. Many, including Elvis, have recorded this hymn; however; it became one of the signature pieces of George Beverly Shea, endearing many hearts to the Lord‚Äôs service. Having read the words above, I pray the majesty of this anointed song will fill your heart with faith and the understanding; God uses ordinary men to go great things.

How Great Thou Art: public domain

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About the Author

Brenda

Brenda Craig is a published author, prophetic teacher and Seer whose desire is to know the Lord in all His fullness. Her writings and teachings reflect a deep intimacy with the Lord. As a worshiper, Brenda has received revelation on how to take the simple act of ‚ÄúSoaking in His Presence‚ÄĚ to a new level and developed a teaching called Soaking with a Purpose.

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