14 Responses to Happy July 4th!

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    Lee Carver July 4, 2016 at 7:28 am #

    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!

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    Michael Emmanuel July 4, 2016 at 9:12 am #

    Happy July 4th to everyone.

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    Steve Laube July 4, 2016 at 10:01 am #

    Frank Ball found the same video but with the background added (not green screen):


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    Sheri Dean Parmelee, Ph.D. July 4, 2016 at 11:34 am #

    Wow- let’s play some ball, folks! Loved it!

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    Ron Andrea July 4, 2019 at 4:16 am #

    Nice. Thanks

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    Roberta Sarver July 4, 2019 at 5:58 am #

    Absolutely beautiful! Thanks, Steve.

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    Andrew Budek-Schmeisser July 4, 2019 at 7:14 am #

    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.

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    Tracy Pratt July 4, 2019 at 7:16 am #

    Thank you for sharing this rendition of our anthem sung by men of character and faith.

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    Sharon K Connell July 4, 2019 at 7:17 am #

    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.

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    Ann L Coker July 4, 2019 at 7:52 am #

    Thanks. I posted the Gaither five on my FB page.

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    Kay DiBianca July 4, 2019 at 8:03 am #

    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.

    Happy 4th!

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    Sheri Dean Parmelee, Ph.D July 4, 2019 at 10:39 am #


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    Damon J. Gray July 4, 2019 at 10:56 am #

    Their harmonies are SO tight, it gives me chills.

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    Jeanna July 4, 2019 at 3:28 pm #

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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