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How great thou art - Carl Boberg - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

These hymns lyrics are all words of positivity, love, joy, spirit, peace, and of course, praise.  I have begun to add some videos of the hymns, although the words sung in them don't necessarily match the lyrics I have used (original) but I have chosen them as to me they are beautiful renditions of the hymns. I will be adding more videos and  hymns, along with other pages of hymns, over time.

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The hymns lyrics are listed by the author's surname, but to help, here are the first lines with links to the author:

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Carl Boberg

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Carl Boberg
1859 - 1940
(Wrote the poem that the hymn was derived from)

O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder
Consider all the world Thy hands have made
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder
Thy pow’r throughout the universe displayed

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 are, how great Thou art

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 hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze

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 are, how great Thou art

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

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 are, how great Thou art


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Matthias Claudius

Matthias Claudius

Matthias Claudius
1740 - 1815


We plough the fields and scatter
The good seed on the land
But it is fed and watered
By God’s almighty hand
He sends the snow in winter
The warmth to swell the grain
The breezes and the sunshine
And soft refreshing rain

All good gifts around us
Are sent from Heaven above
Then thank the Lord, O thank the Lord
For all His love

He only is the maker
Of all things near and far
He paints the wayside flower
He lights the evening star
The winds and waves obey Him
By Him the birds are fed
Much more to us, His children
He gives our daily bread

All good gifts around us
Are sent from Heaven above
Then thank the Lord, O thank the Lord
For all His love

We thank thee then, O Father
For all things bright and good
The seed-time and the harvest
Our life, our health, our food
Accept the gifts we offer
For all thy love imparts
And, what thou most desirest
Our humble, thankful hearts

All good gifts around us
Are sent from Heaven above
Then thank the Lord, O thank the Lord
For all His love


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William Cowper

William Cowper

William Cowper
1731 - 1800


God moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform
He plants His footsteps in the sea
And rides upon the storm

Deep in unfathomable mines
Of never-failing skill
He treasures up his bright designs
And works His sovereign will

Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take
The clouds ye so much dread
Are big with mercy, and shall break
In blessings on your head

Judge not the Lord by feeble sense
But trust Him for His grace
Behind a frowning providence
He hides a smiling face

His purpose will ripen fast
Unfolding every hour
The bud may have a bitter taste
But sweet will be the flower

Blind belief is sure to err
And scan his work in vain
God is His own interpreter
And He will make it plain


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James Edmeston

James Edmeston

James Edmeston
1791 - 1867


Lead us, Heavenly Father, lead us
O’er the world’s tempestuous sea
Guard us, guide us, keep us, feed us
For we have no help but thee
Yet possessing every blessing
If our God our Father be

Saviour, breathe forgiveness o’er us
All our weakness thou dost know
Thou didst treat this earth before us
Thou didst feel its keenest woe
Tempted, taunted, yet undaunted
Through the desert thou didst go

Spirit of our God, descending
Fill our hearts with Heavenly joy
Love with every passion blending
Pleasure that can never cloy
Thus provided, pardoned, guided
Nothing can our peace destroy


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Eleanor Farjeon

Eleanor Farjeon

Eleanor Farjeon
1881 - 1965


Morning has broke
Like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken
Like the first bird
Praise for the singing
Praise for the morning
Praise for them, springing
Fresh from the word

Sweet the rain’s new fall
Sunlit from Heaven
Like the first dewfall
On the first grass
Praise for the sweetness
Of the wet garden
Sprung in completeness
Where His feet pass

Mine is the sunlight
Mine is the morning
Born of the one light
Eden saw play
Praise with elation
Praise every morning
God’s re-creation
Of the new day


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Edwin Hatch

Edwin Hatch

Edwin Hatch
1835 - 1889


Breathe on me, Breath of God
Fill  me with life anew
That I may love what thou dost love
And do what thou wouldst do

Breathe on me, Breathe of God
Until my heart is pure
Until with thee I will one will
To do and to endure

Breathe on me, Breath of God
Till I am wholly thine
Until this earthly part of me
Glows with thy fire divine

Breathe on me, Breath of God
So shall I never die
But live with thee the perfect life
Of thine eternity


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Frances Ridley Havergal 

Frances Ridley Havergal

Frances Ridley Havergal
1836 - 1879


Take my life, and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to thee
Take my moments and my days
Let them flow in ceaseless praise

Take my hands, and let them move
At the impulse of thy love
Take my feet, and let them be
Swift and beautiful for thee

Take my voice, and let me sing
Always, only, for my King
Take my lips, and let them be
Filled with messages from thee

Take my silver and my gold
Not a mite would I withhold
Take my intellect, and use
Every power as thou shalt choose

Take my will, and make it thine
It shall be no longer mine
Take my heart, it is thine own
It shall be thy royal throne

Take my love; my Lord, I pour
At thy feet its treasure-store
Take myself, and I will be
Ever, only, all for thee


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Reginald Heber

Reginald Heber

Reginald Heber
1783 - 1826


Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty
Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee
Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty
God in three persons, blessed Trinity

Holy, holy, holy, all the saints adore thee
Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea
Cherubim and Seraphim falling down before thee
Who wert, and art, and evermore shall be

Holy, holy, holy, though the darkness hide thee
Though the eye of sinful man thy glory may not see
Only thou art holy; there is none beside thee
Perfect in power, in love, and purity

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty
All thy works shall praise thy name in earth & sky & sea
Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty
God in three persons, blessed Trinity


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Daniel Iverson

Daniel Iverson

Daniel Iverson
1890 - 1977


Spirit of the living God
Fall afresh on me
Spirit of the living God
Fall afresh on me
Break me, melt me
Mould me, fill me
Spirit of the living God
Fall afresh on me


Spirit of the living God
Move among us all
Make us one in heart and mind
Make us one in love
Humble, caring, self-less, sharing
Spirit of the living God
Fill our lives with love

I don't know if this second verse was written by Daniel Iverson or not.


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William Kethe

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William Kethe
? - 1594


All people that on earth do dwell
Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice
Him serve with mirth, His praise forth tell
Come ye before Him and rejoice

Know that the Lord is God indeed
Without our aid He did us make
We are His folk, He doth us feed
And for His sheep he doth us take

O enter then His gates with praise
Approach with joy His courts unto
Praise, laud and bless His name always
For it is seemly so to do

For why? The Lord our God is good
His mercy is for ever sure
His truth at all times firmly stood
And shall from age to age endure


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Henry Francis Lyte

Henry Francis Lyte

Henry Francis Lyte
1793 - 1847


Praise, my Soul, the King of Heaven
To His feet they tribute bring
Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven
Who like thee His praise should sing
Praise Him! Praise Him!
Praise the everlasting King

Praise Him for His grace and favour
To our fathers in distress
Praise Him, still the same for ever
Slow to chide, and swift to bless
Praise Him! Praise Him!
Glorious in His faithfulness

Father-like He tends and spares us
Well our feeble frame He knows
In His hands He gently bears us
Rescues us from all our foes
Praise Him! Praise Him!
Widely as His mercy flows

Angels in the height, adore Him
Ye behold Him face to face
Sun and moon, bow down before Him
Dwellers all in time and space
Praise Him! Praise Him!
Praise with us the God of grace


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John Newton

John Newton

John Newton
1775 - 1807


Amazing Grace how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now am found
Was blind, but now I see

‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
And grace those fears relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed

Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come
‘Tis grace has brought me safe thus far
And grace will lead me home

The Lord has promised good to me
His word my hope secures
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures

Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail
And mortal life shall cease
I shall possess, within the veil
A life of joy and peace

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow
The sun forbear to shine
But God, who called me here below
Will be forever mine


When we’ve been there ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we first begun

(this well known verse was added by an unknown American)


Two videos for Amazing Grace as I think they are both brilliant versions of this beautiful hymn. This second one has an additional chorus by Chris Tomlin.

My chains are gone
I've been set free
My God, my Saviour has ransomed me
And like a flood His mercy reigns
Unending love, amazing grace

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Folliott Sandford Pierpoint

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Folliott Sandford Pierpoint
1835 - 1917
original hymn & updated version

For the beauty of the earth
For the beauty of the skies
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies
Gracious God, to thee we raise
This our sacrifice of praise

For the beauty of each hour
Of the day and of the night
Hill and vale, and tree and flower
Sun and moon and stars of light
Gracious God, to thee we raise
This our sacrifice of praise

For the joy of ear and eye
For the heart and mind’s delight
For the mystic harmony
Linking sense to sound and sight
Gracious God, to thee we raise
This our sacrifice of praise

For the joy of human love
Brother, sister, parent, child
Friends on earth, and friends above
Pleasures pure and undefiled
Gracious God, to thee we raise
This our sacrifice of praise

For each perfect gift of thine
To our race so freely given
Graces human and divine
Flowers of each and buds of heaven
Gracious God, to thee we raise
This our sacrifice of praise


For the beauty of the earth
For the beauty of the skies
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies
Lord of all , to thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise

For the wonder of each hour
Of the day and of the night
Hill and vale, and tree and flower
Sun and moon and stars of light
Lord of all , to thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise

For the joy of human love
Brother, sister, parent, child
Friends on earth, and friends above
For all gentle thoughts and mild
Lord of all , to thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise

For the church that everymore
Lifteth holy hands above
Offering up on every shore
Her pure sacrifice of love
Lord of all , to thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise

For thyself, best gift divine
To our race so freely given
For that great, great love of thine
Peace on earth and joy in heaven
Lord of all , to thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise


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Clara H. Scott

Clara H. Scott

Clara H. Scott
1841 - 1897


Open my eyes that I may see
Glimpses of truth Thou hast for me
Place in my hands the wonderful
That shall unclasp and set my free

Silently now I wait for Thee
Ready, my God, Thy will to see
Open my eyes, illumine me
Spirit Divine

Open my ears that I may hear
Voices of truth Thou sendest clear
And while the wave-notes fall on my ear
Everything false will disappear

Silently now I wait for Thee
Ready, my God, Thy will to see
Open my eyes, illumine me
Spirit Divine

Open my mouth and let me bear
Tidings of mercy everywhere
Open my heart and let me prepare
Love with Thy children thus to share

Silently now I wait for Thee
Ready, my God, Thy will to see
Open my eyes, illumine me
Spirit Divine

Open my mind, that I may read
More of Thy love in word and deed
What shall I fear while yet Thou doest lead?
Only for light from Thee I plead

Silently now I wait for Thee
Ready, my God, Thy will to see
Open my eyes, illumine me
Spirit Divine


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Walter Chalmers Smith

Walter Chalmers Smith

Walter Chalmers Smith
1824 - 1908


Immortal, invisible, God only wise
In light inaccessible hid from our eyes
Most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days
Almighty, victorious, thy great name we praise

Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light
Nor wanting, nor wasting, thou rulest in might
They justice like mountains high soaring above
Thy clouds which are fountains of goodness and love

To all life thou givest, to both great and small
In all life thou livest, the true life of all
We blossom and fourish as leaves on the tree
And wither and perish; but naught changeth thee

Great Father of glory, pure Father of light
Thine Angels adore thee, all veiling their sight
All laud we would render: O help us to see
‘Tis only the splendour of light hideth thee

Immortal, invisible, God only wise
In light inaccessible hid from our eyes
Most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days
Almighty, victorious, thy great name we praise




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