How Great Thou Art

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Charles


Celebrant Alan Stanley in Leeds wants this played at his. 

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Evelyn
10 years ago

Preferably sung with 5,000 Welsh voices….

Evelyn
10 years ago

Failing that – Threnody!

Charles Cowling
10 years ago

This was the best I could find. I’d hoped for better from the normally infallible YouTube. Terrific hymn, though, isn’t it?

Agree about Threnody. I hope they’ll add it to their repertoire. Those Dissenters certainly know how to hymnodise.

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Quokkagirl
10 years ago

Fabulous hymn – beautiful poetry and consistently wins Songs of Praise ‘favourite national hymn’.

Like so many great pieces, only good sung properly – as Threnody would undoubtedly do.

Somebody
Somebody
8 years ago

Some have noted that “How Great Thou Art” does have a certain “schmaltz” factor about it, and its inclusion at funerals, although seemingly nearly obligatory, is not universally lauded. If known (or knowable), of course, the wishes of the decedent themselves should be respected as much as possible. If you would like this or any other particular song to be played at your own funeral, you should make sure that you’ve legally documented your final instructions.

Jessica Ann Doerfler
6 years ago

When my great grandma Luea died how great thou art was sung at her funeral.