2024 ushers in a significant milestone for one of the world’s most beloved hymns, “How Great Thou Art.” Marking the 75th anniversary of this cherished song written by Stuart K. Hine, a group of award-winning artists came together to celebrate and record a new version, “How Great Thou Art (Until That Day).” The song, accompanied by a music video, is available now. Listen here.
This special collaboration unites the voices of many of today’s top artists, featuring Chris Tomlin, Hillary Scott, Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes, Matt Redman, Naomi Raine, Blessing Offor, Jon Reddick, TAYA, Brian and Jenn Johnson, Matt Maher, Pat Barrett, Benjamin William Hastings, Ryan Ellis, and Mitch Wong. Commissioned by the Stuart Hine Trust, Matt Redman and Mitch Wong crafted the new verse, offering a strikingly powerful addition to the timeless hymn while hoping to stir souls and bring critical help to those in need.
“In the lyrics, we wanted to acknowledge the ‘broken, warring world’ we live in, but also to sing with hope and faith over that,” Matt Redman explains. “Worship isn’t meant to have an escapist mentality, where we ignore what’s going on around us in this fragile, fallen world. Instead, we can engage with these things, pray for, and acknowledge God’s ultimate kingdom rule and reign in the midst of them.”
Produced by Matt Maher and Steve Marcia, with the string arrangement by Tommee Profitt, “How Great Thou Art (Until That Day)” is administered by Integrity Music (internationally) and Capitol CMG (U.S.). The new recording was captured at Gold Pacific Studios in Los Angeles and the iconic RCA Studio B in Nashville, establishing a poignant connection to the legendary artist Elvis Presley. It was in 1966 when Presley himself recorded his GRAMMY Award-winning rendition of the song in the very same RCA Studio.