Scripture Verse

The whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen. Luke 19:37


Andrew L. Skoog

Words: Nils Fryk­man, 1876 (’Vår store Gud gör sto­ra un­der). These words, first pub­lished in San­nings­vit­net, Ap­ril 13, 1877, were trans­lat­ed from Swe­dish to Eng­lish by An­drew L. Skoog and An­drew T. Fry­kman, 1920.

Music: Ce­le­bra­tion Swed­ish tune (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of An­drew Fryk­man (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Nils Frykman

One ev­en­ing in 1876, there was a re­viv­al meet­ing in a farm house. The place was full of peo­ple sing­ing, re­joic­ing, and cry­ing all at the same time. A man who had walked a long way to see what was hap­pen­ing stood at the door­way, and Fryk­man saw a look of am­aze­ment on his face. In­spired by a God who worked won­ders to draw that man to the farm­house, Fryk­man penned this hymn as one of his friends preached at the meet­ing.


Our mighty God works mighty wonders—
What joy, to seem them all around!
Men’s idols fall before His thunders,
Their altars crumbling to the ground.
He breaks the fetters, frees the slaves,
His fallen children still He saves.

His mighty Word goes forth to conquer,
Its power destroys the forts of doubt.
The warriors bold yield up their armor
To Him who will not cast them out.
They cleansing find in Jesus’ blood
And laud and magnify our God.

Behold the host of brethren nearing
The gates of Heav’n with mighty tread,
With banners waving, singing, cheering,
They hail in joy their royal Head;
And many more shall own His reign,
His wondrous love the victory gain.

O God, be praised! the day is nearing,
When to our ears a voice shall come,
Look up, the Lord is now appearing,
To gather all His loved ones home!

O blessèd day of jubilee!
For Thee I wait! I wait for Thee!