It’s hard not to cry while watching this stunning rendition of “How Great Thou Art” by a young woman who has overcome so many obstacles. It is truly a gift from God to be able to watch her perform at Trump’s Inaugural Prayer Breakfast…
First Lady Melania Trump wept as 20-year-old Marlana VanHoose sang the hymn “How Great Thou Art” during the Inaugural Prayer Service at the Washington National Cathedral in the nation’s capital on Saturday morning.
Hundreds of worshippers joined President Donald Trump the First Lady; Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen; most of the Cabinet; and Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy for an ecumenical prayer, featuring a wide variety of faiths.
The service, which has become part of the inaugural tradition over the past several decades, sounded a message of national unity, echoing a theme that featured in several of Friday’s inaugural addresses as well. On Saturday morning, with politicians seated in the pews as ordinary congregants, and religious leaders and laypeople leading them in prayer, without the pomp and ceremony of the day before, there was a sense of humility shared by all in the chapel, as well as a palpable sense of joy.
There were many highlights from the deeply moving service. VanHoose, however, provided the service’s most poignant moment.
VanHoose — who is blind, and has mild cerebral palsy — performed the well-known hymn, whose words include: “I see the stars/I hear the rolling thunder/Thy power throughout/The universe displayed.” –Breitbart News
Here is another view of Marlana VanHoose’s performance with the cameras on the audience.