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Voices Only: ‘O Sacred Head Now Wounded’ (Classy version)

Welcome to Voices Only, your occasional dose of a cappella. Yes, I usually say “weekly dose” here but I’ve been busy with, y’know, news and stuff. My wife and I are in charge of Bible bowl for our congregation, so I’ve been writing practice questions from Genesis as we prepare for the upcoming North Texas Leadership Training for Christ convention.

Do you know how many seahs of flour Sarah used to bake bread for visiting angels? More on that later.

Here’s the latest video from Oregon-based Five Classy Lassies. We’ve featured these sisters before — Evania, Juliana, Karissa, Annelise and Makyra Williamson. Makyra was a summer intern for The Christian Chronicle last year and did an amazing job for us. Check out this piece she did for us on Camp Yamhill.

And by “latest” I mean “O Sacred Head Now Wounded,” a hymn based on a Latin text written in the Middle Ages that borrows music from a guy you might have heard of named J. S. Bach. (No, not the lead singer of Skid Row. I’m talking about that other guy.)

What a beautiful hymn! Great job, sisters! Stay classy!

Since it’s been a few weeks, here’s a more contemporary bonus track, “Christ Above Me.”

What’s your favorite a cappella song? Send us a video link and a short description of what the song means to you. We might use your selection in a future Voices Only.

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