Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Holy - Music Story

Praise the Lord
Praise him, sun and moon
Let them praise the name of the Lord*

Did you see the eclipse? We drove five hours to watch it. It was partly cloudy when we arrived at our viewing area.  Would we be able to see totality?
2017 Ellipse
Waiting for Totality
A friend pointed his six-inch telescope at the sun. No one could look through the eyepiece. The light coming through it was hot enough to set wood on fire. So he projected the eclipse onto a whiteboard. It took two and a half hours for the moon to completely cover the sun.
2017 Eclipse
Telescope Setup for Eclipse
The clouds gradually cleared as we waited.
2017 Eclipse
Sunspots Projected on Whiteboard
Then totality – the sun and moon praising God in concert! There was sunset from horizon to horizon. For two minutes we gazed at the sun, spell bound by its beauty. Hushed silence, cheering, and song …
Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him, all creatures here below
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
Totality smart phone vs Nikon Camera
My Smart Phone vs. Bob's Nikon
We cannot gaze on God now. But someday we will. He will eclipse all else. What song of praise will we sing when we see him in all his glory? From the album “The HymnBook” this video is scrolling playback of the song. 

*Click here to read Psalm 148.
Click here for heaven’s praise anthem.

You can get print (PDF) and/or digital (MusicXML™) sheet music for Holy.
Click here for print sheet music (lead sheet format).
Click here for digital sheet music for praise band.
(MusicXML™ is the standard open format for sharing digital sheet music.
Check the help files in your music notation app for directions on importing MusicXML™ files.)