Last night we went to the Trinity Episcopal Church to hear "Les Petits Chanteurs" Haitian men & boys choir. There were about 750 people there, they were even sitting on the steps and on the floor. The choir has toured the U.S. for over 10 years, singing at the Kennedy Center, The Lincoln Center, and with The Boston Symphony. Their music school on the grounds of The Episcopal Chapel in Port-Au-Prince, was flattened in the earthquake. They lost everything, including four students and two teachers, and have been living in tents. This tour is being sponsered by the Virginia Haiti Collaborative, and they are staying in the homes of church members. They are hoping to raise enough money to rebuild their school. They sing with joy. They sing for the six who they lost. They sing of their love for God. All the news and T.V. media were there filming it, so come along with me now. And if you close your eyes, perhaps you can even hear some very faint but beautiful voices as they float on the summer air, an audible message of love and hope through even the worst of times.
Shout to the Lord, all the earth, let us sing
Power and majesty, praise to the King;
Mountains bow down and the seas will roar at the sound of your name.
I sing for the joy at the work of your hands,
Forever I'll love you, forever I'll stand,
Nothing compares to the promise I have in You.
My comfort, my shelter,tower of refuge and strength;
Let every breath, all that I am never cease to worship you.