New verses for ‘How Great Thou Art’ — Ana Gobledale, Zambia

Creator God, your love abounds forever;
Creation’s beauty fills the earth and sky.
Your shining stars, the universe expanding,
Amazing power, creation does display.

Chorus: Creator God, we lift our song to you,
How great your love, how great your love.  (repeat)

When through the veld
and grassy plains we wander,
we hear the birds, and rustling of the leaves;
When we absorb the sunrays shining brightly,
And feel the shade beneath the spreading trees,

Chorus: Creator God, we lift our song to you,
How great your love, how great your love.  (repeat)

Alternative verse 2:

When through the fields
and mossy woods we wander,
we hear the birds, and rustling of the leaves;
When we absorb the sunrays shining brightly,
And feel the shade beneath the spreading trees,

Walking the streets
Through city ways and byways
We hear the sounds of life and children’s play;
When justice rings from every church’s spire
We feel the hope of promises you’ve made.

Chorus: Creator God, we lift our song to you,
How great your love, how great your love.  (repeat)

And when we think,
how love and peace surround us,
Eternal One, we scarce can take it in,
Your truth, your realm,
Your justice spreading broadly,
Our hearts are filled, for Love has entered in.

Chorus: Creator God, we lift our song to you,
How great your love, how great your love.  (repeat)

Featured image: St Matthew’s Choir singing at St Paul’s United Church of Zambia