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November 21, 2010 – Singing to God

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November 21, 2010

Sony DSLR-A100 | f5.6 | 1/40 | ISO800

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July 21, 2010 – Nearer my God to Thee

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July 21, 2010

I was doing some work just across the road from here when these children arrived from a school in a neighboring town for “sports day”. What first surprised me was how quiet and patient they were while they waited for their teacher to arrive. They were not running around, they were not loud, they were just sitting on the ground or standing waiting. The second they that delightfully intrigued me was that all of a sudden they broke out in song with the most beautiful voices of a choir. But it was not just that they were singing beautifully, it was what they were singing. I had a hard time recognizing the seemingly familiar tunes (they were singing is Seswhati – the native tongue of Swaziland) but I did recognize that they were hymns…most noticeably “Nearer my god to Thee”). I tell you, I felt blessed to have a free ticket and a front row seat to this choral outburst.

Sony DSLR-A100 | f5.6 | 1/125 | ISO100