The above is similar to the video clip I reflected on in a post on being virtually together. This has 2052 performances of ‘Sleep’ from 1752 singers in 58 countries, individually recorded and uploaded to YouTube between September 2010 and January 2011.
Here is a Canadian 10-minute compilation of “Amazing Grace” videos from across Canada. Over 500 videos were sent in.
All sorts of possibilities present themselves. Around-the-world videos of people praying the Daily Office, the Lord’s Prayer (in their own language), the rolling around the planet that will happen soon of lighting the new fire at the Easter Vigil,…
We thank Thee that Thy church, unsleeping,
While earth rolls onward into light,
Through all the world her watch is keeping,
And rests not now by day or night.
As o’er each continent and island
The dawn leads on another day,
The voice of prayer is never silent,
Nor dies the strain of praise away.
The sun that bids us rest is waking
Our brethren ’neath the western sky,
And hour by hour fresh lips are making
Thy wondrous doings heard on high….
Continuing the music thread: this Easter will launch a multi-faith band “all Faiths” put together by Jeff Chegwin and Nick Patrick. The members are Rabbi Danny Bergson from Manchester, Buddhist nun Anni Choying Drolma, Anglican vicar Tony Luke, the Sufi singer Ustad Ali Hafeez Khan, the professional Hindu singer Chiranjib Chakraborty, Father John Glynn of the Roman Catholic church and Ruth Gledhill.