January 28, 2022

Kerrie Roberts Releases “How Great Thou Art”

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Kerrie Roberts released her rendition of the classic hymn “How Great Thou Art”. Kerrie has been known to create versions of hymns that fans love, especially with her sensational vocal style. At the request of her fans, Kerrie finally covered “How Great Thou Art”, considered one of the greatest hymns of all time. Kerrie says, “I love recording a song that has been a balm to hearts over decades. I already know the words are tried and true. My hope is that it’s a new interpretation that can still find a home in the listeners hearts. I’m from a long line of ministers and singers and it’s always such a joy to continue that tradition as well.”

The History of “How Great Thou Art”

 In 1885, Carl Boberg, a Swedish editor and future politician, was walking home in the bayside town of Mönsterås, located on Sweden’s south-eastern coast. A thunderhead appeared on the horizon. Lightning flashed. Thunderclaps shook the air, sending Boberg running for shelter.

When the storm began to relent, he rushed home. He opened his windows to let in the fresh bay air, and the vision of tranquility that greeted him stirred something deep in his soul. The sky had cleared. Thrushes sang, and in the distance, the resonant knell of church bells sounded. With the juxtaposition between the roaring thunderstorm and such bucolic calm as background, Boberg sat down and wrote “O Store Gud”—the poem that, through a winding series of events would become “How Great Thou Art.”

Find Kerrie Roberts’ version of “How Great Thou Art”  on all music platforms here https://lnk.to/howgreatthouart