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Church members remove their sandals before Sunday worship at the Etas Church of Christ in Vanuatu.

Voices-only Wednesday: ‘How Great Thou Art’ in the South Pacific (and everywhere else)


Missionary Eric Brandell and church members on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu return home with a head of lettuce harvested from the church members’ garden. (PHOTO BY ERIK TRYGGESTAD)

PORT VILA, Vanuatu — Welcome to Voices-only Wednesday, when we surf the Internet to bring you the best a cappella videos we can find.

This week I’m in the middle of the South Pacific (well, on an island, anyway) and have just a few minutes to share a snippet of “How Great Thou Art” translated into Bislama, one of the national languages of Vanuatu. 

It’s been an incredible journey as I’ve talked to souls on two of this nation’s islands — about their faith and their recovery after the devastating Cyclone Pam a few months ago. Look for more posts from here and other parts of the South Pacific soon.

Sunday worship with the Etas Church of Christ in Vanuatu

Sunday worship with the Etas Church of Christ in the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu.

Posted by The Christian Chronicle on Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Here’s another inspirational version of the song from recording artist Sam Robson. See our earlier VOW feature on his one-man a cappella.



Here’s another arrangement by another recording artist, Benjamin Everson.

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