Weekend Words from an old hymn

How Great Thou Art 

This well known Christian hymn began as a poem written in 1891 by Carl Gustaf Boberg, a Swedish pastor, editor, and member of the Swedish parliament. From its original Swedish, it was subsequently translated into German, Russian and English.






You can find the full history at this link –

How Great Thou Art 

Many famous singers have recorded it including Alan Jackson, Carrie Underwood, Susan Boyle, Elvis Presley, Wynonna Judd, Dolly Parton, Yolanda Adams and Chris Jasper.


Enjoy another musical Weekend Words at this link-


Weekend Words- “May the Lord Bless You”



Weekend Words is a regular feature of watercress words. At the end of the work week we pause exploring strictly medical topics to consider words of faith, hope and love from the Bible and other carefully selected writings and other media.



Author: Aletha Cress Oglesby, M.D.

As a family physician, I explore the HEART of HEALTH in my work, recreation, community, and through writing. My blog, Watercress Words, informs and inspires us to live in health. I believe we can turn our health challenges into healthy opportunities. When we do, we can share the HEART of health with our families, communities, and the world. Come explore and share with me.

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