“It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to Your name, O Most High.” Psalm 92:1 

Today began with choir members assembling at 9 AM. After warming-up body and voice, we started with practicing and recording Samuel Webbe’s setting of “Praise, My Soul, The King of Heaven.” It was a wonderful text for the beginning of the day. In all the work and the joy, the King of Heaven tends, spares, knows, bears, rescues, and mercifully deals with us as children. 

After singing the final four songs and recording them, we were ready to return to our repertoire for our Ireland tour at 10:45 AM. All in all the hymn singing was beneficial for helping us attend to text and unify the ensemble. 

The meals for us are provided by the generous and skilled cooks from the Lehman Street Mennonite Church. We have been well-fed and nourished with a variety of delicious food. 

Tomorrow is Saturday, a day of more Ireland repertoire rehearsal at St. Luke’s and then our first State-side concert in the evening. That event will be hosted by Neffsvilie Mennonite Church in Lititiz and begins at 7 PM. We would love to sing for you, if you can attend.

Joseph Ebersole

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