What beloved hymn was inspired by the majesty of a lightning storm?
One peaceful evening in 1885, Swedish poet Carl Gustav Boberg was walking home from church, enjoying the rich colors of nature displayed around the bay. Then suddenly, a thundercloud blew in. Boberg scrambled for cover and watched as lightning cut through the sky. Thunderclaps echoed across the water, and fields of grain bowed beneath the gusts of wind. But as quickly as the storm developed, it retreated. As the sky cleared, a rainbow appeared.
The beauty and power of both the stillness and the storm moved him to write a poem. Today, we can all marvel at God’s creation and praise His glory when we sing “How Great Thou Art.”