Weekly Music Meditation July 1, 2021

Hello Trinity Family,

For today’s meditation in anticipation of the upcoming Fourth of July holiday, I wanted to present a traditional American hymn tune. The text speaks of unity and shared experience, and the melody of today’s hymn comes from the Sacred Harp musical tradition. This style of singing arose in the Eastern United States in the late 1700s. Our hymnal modifies the harmony to sound more like the typical four part harmony that we are familiar with.
However the original tune (with different words) sounded like this instead: https://youtu.be/mFMgw-QwBGM
This Fourth of July holiday celebrates many aspects of our American culture. This year I choose to celebrate our ability to welcome our neighbors into worship, into our country, and into song.
The link to the video is HERE.