Country superstars Carrie Underwood and Vince Gill share an incredible performance of ‘How Great Thou Art.’ This iconic song is one of the most famous hymns of all time and it continues to touch hearts every single day.
“”When Christ shall come, With shouts 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!’””
‘How Great Thou Art’ was originally written in 1885 by Swedish evangelist, Rev. Carl Boberg. He set the words to a Swedish folk melody.
The hymn became translated to German, then Russian, and then into English. An English missionary named Stuart Hine was responsible for this while he was working in Ukraine and heard a congregation sing the song in Russian.
However, ‘How Great Thou Art’ did not gain worldwide popularity until it was performed by George Beverly Shea on a Billy Graham crusade in 1957. Today, two powerhouse vocalists are putting their own spin on this tune and it’s absolutely incredible.
Carrie Underwood and Vince Gill are two of the top names in country music and hearing them use their talents to worship the Lord is simply amazing.