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‘Let It Rise’: Christians across the nation post singing videos on Botham Jean’s birthday


Below, watch some of the videos of Christians across the nation singing “Let It Rise,” the final song led by Botham Jean.

The videos were posted on Saturday, which would have been Jean’s 27th birthday.


Related: In Dallas, Houston and elsewhere, Christians ask God to bring #Justice4Botham


Willie Williams III of the North Colony Church of Christ in The Colony, Texas, organized the social media event.

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Houston-area church members

Justice for Botham#HoustonTexas#JusticeforBotham

Posted by Patrick C. Rivers on Saturday, September 29, 2018

Pearl Harbor Church of Christ, Hawaii

The Church of Christ at Pearl Harbor singing "Let it Rise" in honor of Botham Shem Jean's birthday (Sept 29) and also to…

Posted by Ruth Gamer Byrne on Saturday, September 29, 2018

Southwestern Christian College, Terrell, Texas

Happy Birthday Botham!!! Let it Rise!! #BeLikeBo

Posted by Vernesha Cathey on Saturday, September 29, 2018

Sycamore View Church of Christ, Memphis, Tenn.

SWAGG from the Northeast Side Church of Christ lead us in “Let it Rise,” Botham’s favorite song and the last one he lead at his congregation before his murder.

Posted by Sycamore View Church of Christ on Saturday, September 29, 2018

North Atlanta Church of Christ, Georgia

Botham Jean Tribute – 1st Service

Our Love First tribute to Botham Shem Jean. North Atlanta Church of Christ singing, “Let it Rise” in 1st Service.With love and solidarity, North Atlanta Church of Christ

Posted by North Atlanta Church of Christ on Monday, September 24, 2018

Sunset International Bible Institute, Lubbock, Texas

Let it Rise #Justice4Botham

The faculty and student body of Sunset would like to express to Botham Jean's family our love and support of you in prayer. #Justice4Botham #Lubbock

Posted by Sunset International Bible Institute on Saturday, September 29, 2018

Southside Church of Christ, Durham, N.C.

#JUSTICE4BOTHAM #DURHAM

We the members of the Southside Church of Christ in Durham, N.C. stand in solidarity with many this morning who stand on behalf of justice for our brother in Christ, Botham Shem Jean. We support the Jean family and the countless leaders in their action at the Frank Crowley courthouse in Dallas, Texas this morning. As a church we take a stance against all acts of injustice brought against all, in particularly these acts most commonly witnessed against black and brown bodies. #JUSTICE4BOTHAM #DURHAM

Posted by Southside Church of Christ, Durham, NC on Saturday, September 29, 2018

Harding University, Searcy, Ark.

Let it Rise

In honor of Botham Jean, on his birthday.

Posted by Harding University Student Association on Saturday, September 29, 2018

Dallas-area church members

Hymns “Let It Rise” and “Love Is Bubbling Over”#justice4BothamFrank Crowley Court133 N. Riverfront Blvd.Dallas, TX 75207

Posted by Shobal Johnson on Saturday, September 29, 2018

Northwest Church of Christ, Southhaven, Miss.

#Justice4Botham

Posted by Northwest Church of Christ on Saturday, September 29, 2018

Gray Road Church of Christ, Cincinnati

#justiceforBo

#justiceforBo#justiceforBothamBotham we honor you on this day.Jean Family we love you and stand with you!“Let the Spirit of the Lord Rise Among Us!”#TheGray#CincinnatiOH#grayroadcoc

Posted by Gray Road Church of Christ on Saturday, September 29, 2018

Christians in Trinidad

This afternoon at the island wide men’s meeting hosted at the Chaguanas church of Christ building. The men took time out of the discussions to pay tribute to our fallen brother Botham Jean, in song. Today would have been his 27th birthday.#BeLikeBo#HymsForBotham#LetItRise

Posted by San Fernando church of Christ on Saturday, September 29, 2018

Church Street Church of Christ, Blakely, Ga.

In Loving Memory of our brother in Christ ~ BRO BOTHAM JEAN~“Let It Rise”#JUSTICE4BOTHAM#BLAKELYGAJames E Scurlark Minister

Posted by Church Street Coc on Saturday, September 29, 2018

Ina Road Church of Christ, Tucson, Ariz.

Ina Rd. Church of Christ honors Botham Shem Jean 9/29/18. Happy Birthday in Heaven, Botham

Posted by Judy Woolf Killom on Saturday, September 29, 2018

Beltway Church of Christ, Camp Springs, Md.

A protest in Praise honoring Brother Botham Jean "Let It Rise"

Posted by Beltway Church of Christ on Sunday, September 23, 2018

Made New Acappella

As we join in celebrating the birthday of our dearly departed brother, Botham Shem Jean, we also join together in solidarity and love as we honor his legacy and life. #Justice4Botham

Posted by Made New Acappella on Saturday, September 29, 2018

Metropolitan Church of Christ, Carson, Calif.

Botham Shem Jean's Birthday Celebration is taking place today. The Metropolitan church of Christ supports his family, church, and friends with our prayers. We honor his memory this day by praising our Lord and protesting his loss as his brothers and sisters in Christ by posting this video of his favorite song "Let It Rise." “But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.” (‭‭I Thessalonians‬ ‭4:13-14‬ ‭NKJV‬‬)Let The Spirit of The Lord rise among us . . . #bothamshemjean #justiceforbotham #letitrise #gometro #attheRo

Posted by Fate Hagood on Saturday, September 29, 2018

Missouri City Church of Christ, Texas

#justiceforbotham #justice4botham #missouricitytx #letitrise #praiseandworship

Posted by Missouri City Church of Christ on Saturday, September 29, 2018

Southeast Church of Christ, Canton, Ohio, and North Hill Church of Christ, Akron, Ohio

Southeast Church of Christ of Canton, Ohio and North Hill Church of Christ of Akron, Ohio celebrate the life of our Brother in Christ, Botham Jean. #letitrise. #justice4Botham. #happy27thbirthday. #restinparadise

Posted by Yvonne Maria Slay Parks on Saturday, September 29, 2018

Amazing Grace Singers

Amazing Grace Singers – Let It Rise #justice4botham #amazinggrace #letitrise

Posted by Tracie Jefferson on Monday, September 24, 2018

Church of Christ at Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia, S.C.

Let it rise!

Posted by Church of Christ at Sunset Blvd. on Saturday, September 29, 2018

New Heights Church of Christ, Biloxi, Miss.

"Let It Rise" from the MS Gulf Coast Happy Birthday Botham Jean#JusticeForBotham

Posted by New Heights Church of Christ on Saturday, September 29, 2018

Avenue F Church of Christ, Plano, Texas

Ave F Acapella chorus singing #LetItRise on Botham's Birthday#justiceforbo #happybirthdaybo

Posted by Ave F Church of Christ on Saturday, September 29, 2018

Christians in Philadelphia

#botham4justice #philadelphia

Posted by Jerold A. Blackwell on Saturday, September 29, 2018

Country Club Church of Christ, Fayetteville, N.C.

#Justice4Botham

#Justice4Botham

Posted by Country Club Church of Christ on Saturday, September 29, 2018

Campbell Church of Christ, California

Let it Rise! The Campbell Church of Christ stands in love and solidarity with our brother Botham Shem Jean and his family and friends. #LetItRise#BothamShemJean #BothamIsOurBrother #Campbell

Posted by Thien Dang on Saturday, September 29, 2018

Bold Believers Church of Christ, Dayton, Ohio

Let it rise! #JusticeForBotham #daytonohio

Posted by Bold Believers Church of Christ on Saturday, September 29, 2018

Universal Heights Church of Christ, Tyler, Texas

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOTHAM JEAN…. #Justice4Botham#TheMelody#UniversalHeightsChurchofChrist#TylerTexas

Posted by Tiffany D Thompson on Saturday, September 29, 2018

Tacoma Church of Christ, Lakewood, Wash.

#justice4botham #lakewood #LetItRise

Posted by Tacoma Church of Christ on Saturday, September 29, 2018

Hollywood Street Church of Christ, Baton Rouge, La.

Let It Rise #Justice4Botham #BatonRouge

Posted by Hollywood Street Church of Christ on Saturday, September 29, 2018

Littleton Church of Christ, Centennial, Colo.

The North Colony Church of Christ put out an announcement for churches and individuals to record themselves singing "Let…

Posted by Littleton Church of Christ on Saturday, September 29, 2018

Southside Church of Christ, Rogersville, Ala.

Let It Rise #Justice4Botham#RogersvilleAlabama

Southside Church of Christ Sings "Let The Spirit of the Lord" (Acappella) for Botham Jean Birthday Celebration #Justice4Botham#RogersvilleAlabamaThis video is about Botham

Posted by Bryant-Juana Malone on Saturday, September 29, 2018

Christians in Richmond, Calif.

#JusticeForBotham

Posted by Young United Christian Conference YUCC on Saturday, September 29, 2018

McDermott Road Church of Christ, Plano, Texas

Today would have been Botham Jean's birthday. Today we honor him by singing "Let It Rise!", one of the last songs he led before he was killed. His brothers and sisters at McDermott Road church of Christ in Plano, TX send our love to Botham's family. #JUSTICE4BOTHAM #PLANOTEXAS

Posted by Vyneta Persall Ryan on Saturday, September 29, 2018

Crosspointe Church of Christ, Middletown, Ohio

#justiceforbotham #letitriseWe recorded this a week ago and in support of Botham Jeans family, I’m posting it today on his birthday. One day we will all sing together again and oh what a beautiful day that will be.

Posted by Megan Kailynn Higginbottom on Saturday, September 29, 2018

Christians in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Posted by Delante Jackson on Saturday, September 29, 2018

Memorial Drive Church of Christ, Tulsa, Okla.

Botham Jean was a fellow worship leader in Churches of Christ. His family has asked us to light up social media today…

Posted by Shane Coffman on Saturday, September 29, 2018

Dallas-area church members

#OurProtestIsPraise#PleaseShare

Posted by Dallas West Church of Christ on Saturday, September 29, 2018

Johnny and Jennesa’s wedding

One couple even remembered Jean by singing “Let It Rise” at their wedding:

#Justice4Botham #JusticeforBotham Church of Christ brother #BothamJean being honored by brother and sister in Christ Johnny & Jennesa at their wedding. #COC #LetItRise

Posted by Kerry Sidberry on Saturday, September 29, 2018

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