The Voice Winner Chevel Shepherd Sings 'How Great Thou Art'

The Voice Winner Chevel Shepherd Sings 'How Great Thou Art'

The Voice winner Chevel Shepherd leads us in beautiful 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 George Beverly Shea performed it 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 recognize Chevel Shepherd as the winner of season 15 of The Voice. She was just 16 at the time of her audition and won over three of the judges with the song ‘If I Die Young’ by The Band Perry. Chevel chose between Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, and Blake Shelton, and, ultimately, decided to be a part of Team Kelly.

Week after week, she won over the hearts of America and now, she’s continuing to use her voice to lift up spirits all around the globe. Her rendition of ‘How Great Thou Art’ is full of love and praise for the Lord and it’s such a blessing to sing along with this talented teen.

Hebrews 12:28-29 “Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire.”