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How Great Thou Art – Elvis Presley – 1967

About The Song

“How Great Thou Art” is a soul-stirring gospel song that Elvis Presley recorded in 1967. His rendition of this classic hymn is characterized by a heartfelt and passionate vocal performance, showcasing the depth of his spiritual and musical expression.

Five Facts:

  1. Recording and Release: Elvis recorded “How Great Thou Art” on May 25, 1966, at RCA Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee. The song was released as the title track of his 1967 gospel album, which won the Grammy Award for Best Sacred Performance.
  2. Grammy Awards: Elvis’s rendition of “How Great Thou Art” earned him two Grammy Awards in 1968. In addition to winning Best Sacred Performance, it also secured the Grammy for Best Inspirational Performance (Non-Classical).
  3. Chart Success: The single release of “How Great Thou Art” reached the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and topped the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in 1967.
  4. Influence and Recognition: Elvis’s powerful interpretation of this hymn is often praised for its emotional impact and vocal range. The success of the song contributed to Elvis’s recognition as a formidable gospel artist.
  5. Legacy: “How Great Thou Art” has endured as one of Elvis Presley’s most beloved gospel performances. The song’s enduring popularity underscores the King’s ability to connect with audiences through the spiritual depth of his music.



Oh Lord, my God
When I in awesome wonder
Consider all the worlds thy hands have made
I see the stars
I hear the rolling thunder
Thy power throughout the universe displayed

Then I shall bow in humble adoration
And there proclaim, my God, how great thou art

Then sings my soul, my savior God, to thee
How great thou art (How great thou art)
How great thou art (How great thout art)

Then sings my soul, my savior God, to thee
How great thou art
How great thou art