Voices-only Wednesday: Great Songs — in chapel and on the road
*(Scroll down to find details about this weekend’s Great Songs Chapel event.)
Welcome to Voices-only Wednesday. This occasional feature highlights the best a cappella videos that come across our eyes — and ears — on the web.
This week we take a short trip across campus here at Oklahoma Christian University for a collegiate rendition of Reginald Heber’s classic hymn from 1826, “Holy, Holy Holy.”
This snippet comes from Great Songs Chapel, which meets on Fridays in OC’s Judd Theater. It’s one of several chapel options offered during weekdays to students, faculty and staff.
(Earlier today I spoke in OC’s weekly Missions Chapel on the topic of Christian persecution worldwide. Look for stories on that topic in an upcoming print issue of The Christian Chronicle and online. Also, see our 2013 story about chapel at colleges and universities associated with Churches of Christ.)
Here’s a bit more about Great Songs Chapel from a 2010 blog post:
The purpose of Great Songs Chapel … is to give participants an opportunity to sing some of the greatest songs that have ever been written for the purpose of praise and worship to God the Father, his son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. As a rule, the songs selected for GSC will have been written prior to 1950. Many are over 100 years old, and some were first sung hundreds of years ago. We think that for a song to be considered a great song, it must have stood the test of time. Many of the newer songs we sing today may eventually achieve “Great Songs” status.
This Sunday, Nov. 9, OC students take Great Songs Chapel on the road. Students and staff will travel to the Bethany Church of Christ, near Oklahoma City, to worship alongside church members there, singing classic hymns. Bible class begins at 9 a.m. and worship follows at 10 a.m.
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