THE UK BLESSING: The Lord bless you, and keep you, Make his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you…
MYRNA BROWN: Next up on The World and Everything in It: the rise of virtual choirs during the pandemic.
What you’re hearing here is a viral video featuring singers and musicians from 65 different Christian churches and movements scattered all across the United Kingdom. The video is titled: “The U.K. Blessing”—featuring a song written by Chris Brown, Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe and Steven Furtick.
The lyrics come from Numbers chapter 6 and is sung as a prayer over a hurting world. It’s also meant to be a reminder that while church buildings may be closed, the church is very much alive. As of today, nearly 2.5 million people have watched the video.
MEGAN BASHAM: Last month, 31 Nashville Studio singers participated in a similar project. Using cell phones, tablets, and laptops, musicians recorded themselves singing at home during the first days of the stay-home order.
The Ten-Two-Six Music Group organized the virtual choir and edited them all together.
The song? Horatio Spaford’s hymn of hope: “It Is Well with My Soul.” Music by Philip Bliss and arranged by David Wise.
The song has been edited to fit our remaining space. Enjoy!