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How Great Thou Art – Free Piano Sheet Music

how great thou art piano sheet music

An easy piano version of How Great Thou Art, perfect for Level 1 or 2 students! I’ve arranged How Great Thou Art in the key of C to make it nice and easy for beginners.

I have always loved the hymn “How Great Thou Art.” In fact, it is one of my favorites! There are so many lovely lyrics in this song. It reflects on God’s Creation, Christ’s sacrifice, AND Christ’s return, all in one song. And the chorus is a response of praise to these reflections.

If you have beginning piano students who would like to play this hymn, read on!

How Great Thou Art Piano Sheet Music PDF

Click on the photo or the button below to download your own copy of How Great Thou Art as an easy piano version! The link will take you to google drive, and from there you can either save it to your own drive or download it as a PDF.

Easy Version (Key of C)

The first version keeps everything nice and simple. The left hand is limited to C, F, and G7 chords. This is perfect for adult beginners, or children in levels 1 or 2.

Intermediate Version (Key of G)

I am currently working on a piano solo for intermediate students; this will be out soon so keep an eye out!

How Great Thou Art Piano Notes/Key

In the traditional hymnal, How Great Thou Art usually appears in the key of B-flat. This is not a great key for beginning piano students who love this song, which is why I chose to put it in C for the beginner version and G for intermediate.

Now that said, How Great Thou Art does sound beautiful in the flat keys. Flat keys like Db, for example, have a beautiful mellow tone that compliments this song well. If you are more advanced at the piano, I definitely recommend experimenting with these keys!

As you learn this song, don’t forget to pay attention to dynamics as well! I’ve included a few noted on the music, but here are some extra notes:

  • The right hand has the melody, so it should always be louder than the left hand
  • The chorus is the climax of the piece, so swell to get louder, especially in the right hand
  • You can repeat the verse and chorus several times. If you do this, try doing them at different dynamic levels!

Chords & Lyrics

While the notes and rhythms can be a bit intimdating for this song, the good news is that the chords are very very simple!

Of course, more advanced versions of this hymn have more complex chords. But at the root of this song are 3 simple chords, and you can skip all the harder ones if you’re a beginner.

The main chords used in this song are C major, F major, G major/G7, and then there is one D minor chord toward the end of the chorus.

These chords are perfect for beginning pianists, as well as for other instruements…

If you are doing How Great Thou Art in a band, you will probably want to use a simple chord chart in C or G.

Verse 1
Oh Lord, my God
When I, in awesome wonder
Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder
Thy power throughout the universe displayed

Chorus
Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art
Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art

Verse 2
And when I think that God, His Son not sparing
Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in
That on the cross, my burden gladly bearing
He bled and died to take away my sin

Verse 3
When Christ shall come, with shout of acclamation
And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart
Then I shall bow, in humble adoration
And then proclaim, my God, how great Thou art

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Conclusion

How Great Thou Art is one of my absolute favorite hymns to play on the piano! The great thing is, you can play this song even if you are new to the piano. I hope you enjoy this fun and easy piano sheet music!