The video below will touch your heart for sure. A care worker went above and beyond in order to give comfort to a patient in the last days of her life. This man is Joshua Woodard and he works at the Austinburg Nursing & Rehab Center in Austinburg, Ohio. In this video, we can see Joshua passionately singing “How Great Thou Art” for his patient, Mary, who is in hospice for her final days.
“How Great Thou Art” is a hymn that has become a beloved classic in Christian music. Originally written in Swedish by Carl Gustav Boberg in 1885, the hymn has been translated into numerous languages and adapted by various artists over the years. The English version, which is the most widely recognized, was translated by Stuart K. Hine in 1949.
Mary’s daughter-in-law said Joshua has known Mary since he was nine years old. Mary taught voice and piano and as a kid, Joshua was one of her students. And one of the songs he learned was, you guessed it, “How Great Thou Art.” The song’s powerful lyrics, which praise God’s greatness and majesty, have resonated with listeners around the world and made it a staple in worship services and concerts alike. And it’s the perfect song for Joshua to sing to Mary.
Sadly, Mary has since passed; making this moment even more emotional and special. As you can guess, this video went viral very quickly. Watch the touching clip below and please leave us a Facebook comment to let us know what you thought!
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