How Great Thou Art

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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.

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

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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 then proclaim: “My God, how great Thou art!”

 

 

 
Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art.
Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art!

 

 

 

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How Great Thou Art” is a Christian hymn based on a Swedish poem written by Carl Gustav Boberg (1859–1940) in Sweden in 1885. The melody is a Swedish folk song. It was translated into English by British missionary Stuart K. Hine, who also added two original verses of his own composition. It was popularized by George Beverly Shea and Cliff Barrows during the Billy Graham crusades.[1] It was voted the United Kingdom‘s favourite hymn by BBC‘s Songs of Praise.[2] “How Great Thou Art” was ranked second (after “Amazing Grace“) on a list of the favorite hymns of all time in a survey by Today’s Christian magazine in 2001.[3]

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For Each One

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My “Take me home Tuesday” is a bit different today.

I read an article through the BBC yesterday.

It touched me.

It broke my heart.

There are young children in Uganda being kidnapped by local witch doctors for the purpose of child sacrifice.

This is not just some barbaric ancient “custom”.  It is happening right now. In 2011.

Because, evil is real and it walks among us.

The body parts and blood of children are thought to bring prosperity…..and to some, human life always has a price.

God has something to say about those that would harm a child.

“But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.”   Matthew 18: 6,  Mark 9:42,   Luke 17:2

This world we live in is broken, one doesn’t have to look very far to realize that.

“But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”    Romans 5:8  NIV

Christ took our place.

He shed His own blood for our souls.

Because HE believes human life is valuable,

each one of us is…….

priceless.