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‘How Great Thou Art’: 75 years

Sixteen award-winning Christian artists have collaborated to celebrate 75 years of the hymn ‘How Great Thou Art.’

To mark the milestone year, Chris Tomlin, Hillary Scott, Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes, Matt Redman, Naomi Raine, Blessing Offor, Jon Reddick, TAYA, Brian and Jenn Johnson, Matt Maher, Pat Barrett, Benjamin William Hastings, Ryan Ellis, and Mitch Wong, came together to create a new recording of the song.

2024 ushers in a significant milestone for one of the world’s most beloved hymns. ‘How Great Thou Art’ was written by Stuart K. Hine in 1949. Stuart was a missionary in the 1930s who travelled Eastern Europe by bicycle. To continue his mission, proceeds from the new version will go to the Stuart Hine Trust to help bring humanitarian relief to eastern Europe.

“In the lyrics, we wanted to acknowledge the ‘broken, warring world’ we live in, but also to sing with hope and faith over that,” Matt Redman explained.

“Worship isn’t meant to have an escapist mentality, where we ignore what’s going on around us in this fragile, fallen world. Instead, we can engage with these things, pray for, and acknowledge God’s ultimate kingdom rule and reign in the midst of them.”

How Great Thou Art (Until That Day) was produced by Matt Maher and Steve Marcia, with the string arrangement by Tommee Profitt.

(Christian News; Picture Courtesy: How Great Thou Art website)

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