The Sound of Children’s Voices

Just a quick note today.

This week, a group of college students have come to Vermilion County to facilitate a summer youth program for the Catholic parishes in our area.  Each day, Mass is held at 11:15, and the parish community is invited to join the kids.  So, I attended yesterday and today, enjoying the sight of these kids in grades 1 through 6 lifting their voices in prayer.

child singingBut today, there was something extra special.  During Communion, we sang the simple song “Father, I Adore You.”  The simplicity of the lyrics and melody make this a perfect song for young children.  As we continued to sing in our pews, one of the collegiate leaders began to break into a round…and everyone’s voices raised even more beautifully.

I was moved to  tears.  Here I was, immersed in a time of worship, hearing not just pretty music, but pretty music sung by children.  So much that I love…music, children, Jesus…all at the same time.  It doesn’t get much better!

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