'How Great Thou Art' From America's Got Talent Alum Evie Clair

'How Great Thou Art' From America's Got Talent Alum Evie Clair

Former America’s Got Talent contestant Evie Clair leads us in worship with ‘How Great Thou Art.’


This classic hymn was originally written in 1885 by Swedish evangelist, Rev. Carl Boberg. He is credited with setting the words to a Swedish folk melody.

The hymn then became translated to German, to Russian, and then into English by English missionary Stuart Hine. He was inspired while working in Ukraine and hearing a congregation sing the song in Russian.

However, ‘How Great Thou Art' did not gain worldwide popularity until it was performed by George Beverly Shea on a Billy Graham crusade in 1957.

Now the iconic words are performed in churches all across the globe.

"When Christ shall come,
With shouts of acclamation,
And take me home,
What joy shall fill my heart!
Then I shall bow
In humble adoration
And there proclaim,
‘My God, how great Thou art!'"

You may remember Evie Clair as a contestant on the twelfth season of America’s Got Talent. She tugged at everyone’s heartstrings with an inspiring audition dedicated to her father fighting cancer.

Even though she didn’t win the competition, Evie won over America and continues to bless us with secular cover and beloved hymns. Today, she’s belting out the words to ‘How Great Thou Art’ and it’s absolutely stunning.

As we all face difficult times, it is so important to remember that God is always by our side. When we put our trust in Him, there is truly no obstacle too big for us to face and these words are just what my heart needed to hear.