Happy July 4th! By Steve Laubeon July 4, 2019Share104Tweet14Enjoy this brilliant acapella rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner.” Share104TweetCategories: Fun Fridays About Steve Laube Steve Laube, president and founder of The Steve Laube Agency, a veteran of the bookselling industry with 40 years of experience. View all posts by Steve Laube → Previous Post:Reflections on a Busy Writers Conference SeasonNext Post:Fun Fridays – July 5, 2019
WOW! Thank you so much for sharing this, Steve. And every time you send us a video, I wind up following more that pop up at the end. Fridays and holidays are such special days!
Happy July 4th to everyone.
Frank Ball found the same video but with the background added (not green screen):
Sheri Dean Parmelee, Ph.D.
Wow- let’s play some ball, folks! Loved it!
Absolutely beautiful! Thanks, Steve.
A beautiful gift, Steve! Thank you so much.
Arise, ye travellers of the night,
and set your feet for distant parts
the glow in the warmth of Holy light
existing, now, sole in your hearts.
Arise, and take the promise given
by the Kingdom of the Cross
that your soul shall not be riven
in the sword-wracked mortal loss.
Arise, for now no monarch’s worth
can be above your own, or mine;
the death that came from Virgin Birth
has made us all, each one, sublime.
The flag is blood and sky and stars
and the triumph of Freedom over Mars.
Thank you for sharing this rendition of our anthem sung by men of character and faith.
Sharon K Connell
I enjoyed this up until that last note. However, it was sung with respect to our flag, unlike so many renditions I’ve heard. I would rather hear our National Anthem sung the way Francis Scott Key meant for it to be sung if ever turned from a poem to a song, and the way John Stafford Smith wrote the music. It has a drama all it’s own.
Today’s singers do not need to add their own special touch to our National Anthem just to show off their musical styles or abilities. Let them do that with their own songs. Leave my county’s National Anthem alone. I love this country and that song.
Ann L Coker
Thanks. I posted the Gaither five on my FB page.
Thank you, Steve.
This video is itself a good metaphor for the founding of our nation: many voices combining to create something noble and sublime.
Sheri Dean Parmelee, Ph.D
Damon J. Gray
Their harmonies are SO tight, it gives me chills.
Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!