Posts Tagged ‘Battle Hymn of the Republic’

Want Some Chill Bumps?

April 17, 2008

Today, Rush played the audio of a couple of things from Pope Benedict’s ceremony at the White House.  The U.S. Army Chorus sang  the Battle Hymn of the Republic.  It was amazingly moving…  Here’s the video of it.  Kind of low volume, so you’ll have to turn it up a bit.  It gives you chills, and as Rush said, it makes you proud of our American Exceptionalism, and it proudly shows the heritage of Christianity and faith in America. 

It reminded me of another rendition of the Battle Hymn done by a collection of school choirs, brought to us by Powerline.  The video is small, but the sound is fantastic.  It was titled ‘Patriotism: Not Quite Dead in the Public Schools’.  Very moving, and as John says about it:

Anyway, here it is. I hope it’s a day-brightener for you, as it was for me. If you can keep a dry eye to the end, you’re made of sterner stuff than me. I wasn’t the only one, though; the applause that followed the performance was absolutely deafening:

Listen to both if you have the time, each rendition is truly stirring.  The lyrics to the song were written at the beginning of the War Between the States, and the key line is this:

As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free

Nuff Said.