This was by far the best performance of this song he ever did. He was singing directly to God
“How Great Thou Art” is a Christian hymn originally written in Swedish by Carl Gustav Boberg in 1885, and later translated into English by Stuart K. Hine. Elvis Presley recorded his own version of the song in 1966, and performed it live several times throughout his career. One of his most memorable live performances of “How Great Thou Art” was in 1977, and the performance was later released on an expanded album.
The expanded album captures the power and beauty of Elvis’s live performances, with additional tracks from the same concert, including “My Way,” “Hurt,” and “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” among others.
Elvis’s live performance of “How Great Thou Art” is a moving and deeply spiritual rendition, showcasing the King’s incredible vocal range and his ability to connect with his audience on an emotional level. The song’s lyrics express the awe and wonder of God’s creation, and Elvis’s performance is both reverent and joyful.
The expanded album is a must-have for any Elvis fan, as it provides a unique and unforgettable glimpse into the King’s live performances and his enduring legacy as one of the greatest performers of all time. It is also a powerful tribute to the enduring power of faith and the beauty of Christian hymns like “How Great Thou Art.”