Over 65 churches in the United Kingdom linked arms during these challenging times for an emotional digital performance of Cody Carnes and Kari Jobe’s Christian anthem, “The Blessing.”
Encouraged by The Pittsburgh Blessing, which consisted of a group of churches in the U.S. that recorded the worship song, hundreds in the U.K. followed suit to sing a blessing over their land. The video has since gone viral and has over 1.7 million views as of Friday.
“Standing together as one, our desire is that this song will fill you with hope and encourage you,” the video caption reads.
“The church is not simply singing a blessing, each day we’re looking to practically be a blessing. Many of the churches included in this song have assisted with supplying over 400,000 meals to the most vulnerable and isolated in our nation since COVID-19 lockdown began. This alongside phone calls to the isolated, pharmacy delivery drops and hot meals to the NHS frontline hospital staff.
“Our buildings may be closed but the church is very much alive!”
Tim Hughes, participant of the U.K. Blessing, opened up to Premier On Demand what was the true heart behind the recording.
“I think there are some songs that when you sing them or when you hear them, something just shifts,” Hughes said. “You can’t make it happen, you can’t manufacture, some songs they come and go where it just connects in a deep way.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law