Although we have all heard this song many times, and many places, I would suggest listening very closely to the timing of the chords, and the vocal lines. You can listen to the whole song by Ascend The Hill here, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZOq4QksoME Vocal Line: What Ascend The Hill essentially uses as the chorus, is not what we are use to hearing. It just only the first line, "Then sings my soul" repeated four times. Not to mention it is sang differently both times it's played. Chord Progression: Although you could leave out all of the D's from the verses, I would suggest not. Ascend he Hill attempts to make this original by changing the timing between chords, as well as the chords themselves. The more you make it easier, the more you simply allow it to be more like the original. The trickiest part about this progression is the short D's. Let's look at the first line with count-time: 1234 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 O Lord my God! When I In awesome Wonder Now what I have done, is put the number that should be counted as it is sang. If you were to listen to the song and count, "1, 2, 3, 4, 1," etc..., starting with 1 over God, these numbers would correspond with the timing of the words being sang. The reason I point this out, is that in typically songs in 4/4--like this one--all of the chords are stared on 1 and played through 2, 3, and 4, until you switch chords on 1 again. If I was to put Chords above the numbers, it would look like this. Em D C D 1234 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 O Lord my God! When I In awesome Wonder Hope you feel enlightened :) -- Listen, Learn, Play, Love. Intro: Em D C D Em D C D O Lord my God! When I in awesome wonder Em D C D Consider all the works Thy hands have made, Em D C D I see the stars, I hear the Rolling thunder, Em D C D Thy power throughout the universe displayed. Verse 2 When through the woods, the forest glades I wander And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees, When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze... Em D C D Then Sings my Soul 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... 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 there proclaim, my God how great Thou art! Em D C D Then Sings my Soul Em D C D How Great Thou love for us Em D C D You shed your blood for us Em D C D How great thou grace for us Em D C D You gave it all for us Em C G Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee D Em How great Thou art! How great Thou art! Em C G Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee D Em How great Thou art! How great Thou art!