Monday, July 25, 2011

How Great Thou Art

City of Dunedin Choir will be singing 'How Great Thou Art' at the opening of the Forsyth Barr Stadium on 5 August, at 7 am in the morning.



- sung here in English and Maori by Sir Howard Morrison.

The tune of Whakaaria mai is the hymn How Great Thou Art, which was written in 1886 by a Swedish pastor, Carl Boberg, after he was caught in a sudden thunderstorm while out in the countryside.

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 sings my soul my savior God to Thee
How great Thou art
How great Thou art
Then sings my soul my savior God to Thee
How great Thou art how great Thou art.


Whakaaria mai (pr. fa-kar-r'ya my)
Tōu rīpeka ki au
Ti-aho mai
Ra roto i te pō
Hei kona au
Titiro atu ai
Ora, ma-te
Hei au koe noho ai

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