“Praise and worship is not about how talented you are or what a wonderful and beautiful voice you have. It’s all about denying yourself, let God to be God in your life and praise Him with all your heart and soul.” ― Euginia Herlihy
Whoever you are and wherever you may be, this Carrie Underwood performance will surely move you to the heavens up above the skies.
Carrie Underwood is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. Her journey to stardom started when she won the fourth season of American Idol back in 2005.
She is also known for being vocal about her faith, thus making most of her songs Christian-related. Her literally angelic voice can move anyone from their seat, may you be religious or not.
This particular performance of hers during the “2011 ACM Girls Night Out: Superstar Women of Country” concert is a masterpiece.
Carrie wowed the star-studded crowd when she sang “How Great Thou Art.”
It’s nothing but a mesmerizing piece of a beautiful song of praises.
This song is more beautiful with your eyes closed.
The song tells quite a story, it is a Christian hymn based on a Swedish traditional melody and a poem written by Carl Boberg in Mönsterås, Sweden, back in 1885.
It has also been translated into different languages like German and Russian.
It is a Christian-related song that speaks about God.
As Carrie belts out the first few lines of the song:
“O 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”
Turn your volume up and just listen to her powerful yet angelic voice.
With her is another American country singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist.
He is none other than Vince Gill. Along with his electric guitar, he backs Carrie’s vocals, and together, they make such a beautiful blend.
Their duet is perfect not only for the concert but also for the spiritual song.
Underwood’s voice is just pure gold and it echoes in the entire venue.
Who wouldn’t be moved by her singing? To call this performance beautiful is actually an understatement.
You can feel that she is singing right from the bottom of her heart. She sings songs of praises extra special probably because she believes that her talent was a gift from God.
True enough, because some people from the audience eventually started to tear up.
There must be really something about her voice that can make any gentleman shed some manly tears. No words can actually describe it, wouldn’t you agree?
It is all eyes and ears on her.
As she stops singing to let the band do an instrumental interlude, the crowd showers her with the applause of gratitude.
Man and woman, everyone is thankful for the beautiful music of faith that Carrie has to offer on the big stage.
Vince then goes in for the guitar solo and plays the second and third of the song’s verses where the traditional hymn normally goes.
The song radiates into the innermost of our totality as humans and as believers of God.
That is the power behind Christian themed songs.
Carrie goes soaring once again!
She continues singing from her heart:
“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!'”
She is flawlessly hitting the highs and lows of the song. She is not just singing the song but sending out a message to the live audience and the people watching from their televisions.
She is not yet through with the song, but the crowd already gives her a standing ovation!
They just can’t get enough of the beautiful music, knowing that some of them are also talented singers and artists, Carrie humbly stands before them to pull at their heartstrings.
As she goes for the finish, she goes full throttle and lifts everything that she has to the heavens above.
She’s in full praise mode if I may say. We are out of words to describe how beautiful this song is. Carrie definitely shines the brightest at that point, there’s no doubt about it.
You may watch or just listen to Carrie’s performance in the video below. You’ll end up crying either way- that’s for sure.
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