How Great Thou Art
Jeremiah 10:6 says, “Forasmuch as there is none like unto thee, O Lord; thou art great, and thy name is great in might.” With this scripture in mind, what greater title or theme to a song could there be than how great thou art? Everything about God is great, and He deserves praise, honor, and glory for His greatness. Psalm 8 opens with the praise stating, “O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth” and ends with the conclusion, “O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!”
The more you know of Him, the more you know the reality of His majesty and the more you desire to sing His praise. However, simple words are not good enough. The author of How Great Thou Art understood this. For this reason, he began the chorus with the phrase, “Then sings my soul.” The words of praise should simply be a byproduct of the heart that is overflowing with praise.
Unfortunately, so many are too consumed with themselves and the affairs of the world to see the greatness of God. For this reason, they don’t bother to take the time to worship Him. They are more concerned about themselves than about God. Naturally, they would never allow themselves to be deprived of any pleasures or blessings, yet they have no problem forsaking God. Whether they will admit it or not, it’s because they have convinced themselves that they are great and God is not. This type of ignorance of self and of God is what most often causes people to forsake God. However, the more we realize how great God truly is, the more our soul will be willing to sing His praise.
Will you worship Him today? For He is worthy. “Then sings my soul, my Savior God to thee. How great thou art, how great thou art!”