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America Sings Together on Martin Luther King Day 2018

posted on 10:25 AM, December 12, 2017
Please spread the word. We want to have the whole nation singing together!
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"America Sings" on Martin Luther King Day, Jan. 15, 2018

At 11:00 a.m. in each time zone on Martin Luther King Day (Monday, January 15, 2018), we invite you, your families, your coworkers, your church groups, and your school choirs to stop and sing "Amazing Grace" with the people around you. The four verses of John Newton's longer poem that we will all sing are listed below. The intent of this nationwide effort is to honor Dr. King's legacy and to spread a sense of community in the Americas. A PSA video can be found at: https://youtu.be/R6o4gn2oLmo 

Please spread the word through social media. We want to have the whole nation singing together at that time! Please visit and share the link for this event on Facebook, which can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/events/383929255378975/ 

Use the hashtag #AmericaSingsTogetherMLKDay2018 when you post on social media.

Consider joining Singing for a New World: Raising Voices in the Americas, our larger effort to promote more singing in our society! Visit
https://www.facebook.com/groups/359629271044884/ to learn more.

Here are the words we will use:

Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found;
Was blind, but now I see.

’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed.

Through many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
’Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

When we’ve been there ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun,
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’d first begun.

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Re: America Sings Together on Martin Luther King Day 2018
by Larry Frazier, D.M., NATS emeritus member
posted on 11:13 PM, December 12, 2017
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