1 – How great Thou art (3 in 2021)
The steady climb for ‘How great Thou art’ see’s this hymn top the leader board for 2022.
Sung to a Swedish traditional melody and a poem written by Carl Boberg (1859–1940) in Mönsterås, Sweden, in 1885.
This hymn has had a worldwide birth, so to speak. Swedish tune, translated into German. Then translated from German to Russian, then from Russian to English.
At one stage this hymn was voted as the UK’s favourite hymn by “Songs of Praise”. Many popular singers have made recordings. Elvis Presley’s version is dear to many.
This hymn has a great climax and is often sung as the last hymn for a Catholic requiem mass
We’ll be posting more of the top songs and hymns we’ve sung during 2022 over the next few weeks.
For no here’s our playlist of the Top 10 Catholic hymns, if you want a jog your memory on the tunes.
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