How Great Thou Art

Just about everyone would recognize this song title, “How Great Thou Art.”  George Beverly Shea has sung this powerful gospel hymn thousands of times during the Billy Graham evangelistic crusades stirring men’s souls to consider their relationship to God. It appears as a “standard” in hymnals of most Christian denominations and most mature adult Christians know and can sing the first verse and chorus.

“Oh 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.”

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!”

Over the past 50 years I have been asked to sing solos at countless church services, weddings and funerals.  I, too, have sung this song hundreds, if not thousands, of times.  Without a doubt this is the song that I am most often requested to share.  You would think that after singing it so many times it would become old and routine to me.  Yet every time I sing it, the words “well up” inside of me and I feel the power of God working through its presentation.

I believe it is because deep inside of me I recognize how small and insignificant I am in comparison to the God of the universe.  He created everything and oversees everything, including me.  And yet, He takes time every day to give me guidance, instruction and correction.  I am so glad that I can say that He is my Savior! He has saved my soul!  And every time I sing this song, or even hum the tune, I will continue to exclaim “How Great Thou Art!”

Psalm 8:3-4

When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

Can you say that Jesus is your Savior?  If yes, then praise the Lord!  If no, then will you give your heart and life over to the Lord by accepting His free gift of salvation today?  Only you can do that.  No one else can do it for you.  May God give you the courage to admit that you are indeed a sinner in need of forgiveness and accept his free gift.  Only the Master of the universe can provide such forgiveness.  Once you’ve accepted Him as your Savior, then you, too, can surely say my God “How Great Thou Art!”

About jimdavenport

Jim Davenport resides in the USA in Northeast Georgia, is a member of a Southern Baptist Church and is a retired Christian business man. Jim and his wife Charlotte have one son and daughter in law, Keven and Amy, four grandchildren – Ashlyn (Davenport) & Josh Murphy, Mason & Rebecca (Knight) Davenport and four great-grandchildren. Jim and Charlotte own a mountain get-away home located on Lookout Mountain in Alabama where they spend many spring, summer and fall days working in their raised bed organic garden. Jim has served as a Deacon and Trustee in his local church most of his adult life and on the Executive Committee and Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees of Shorter University, an intentionally Christian institution located in Rome, Georgia. Jim has a passion for the word of God and has always believed that Christian principles should guide every aspect of his life. He also loves Christian music and often served as a tenor soloist in his church. One of the highlights of his life was the nearly 20 years he spent singing with The Good News, a Southern Gospel quartet. Jim served as an Information Technology professional his entire working career of 50 years holding senior positions in and consulting with hundreds of world-class organizations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Central and South America, Australia and New Zealand. Jim remains as President and CEO of InfoSys Solutions Associates, Inc. and is a retired partner of IT Governance Partners, LLC, both of which are “Trusted Advisor” technology and business consulting firms. Jim has authored a number of books available at His blog has ben read by readers from more than 170 countries. Jim holds both a BS and an MS in Mathematics from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia and completed Management Development Training at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
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