April Brings Joyous Song

by Catherine Wethington, Director of Children’s & Youth Choirs

This April our Trinity Trebles will present the classic hymn All things Bright and Beautiful by Mrs. Cecil F. Alexander. The hymn, first published in 1848, is now in 244 hymnals and still brings great joy to those who sing it. The text comes from Genesis 1:31 – “and God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.” Mrs. Alexander wrote many sacred poems and hymns, mostly for children. This particular piece focuses on the beauty of the creation. The Trinity Trebles favorite line is definitely the ‘purple headed mountains’! Don’t miss their music offering on April 8 during the 10:30 worship service.

Meanwhile, the youth will begin working on a new praise song, 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord), written and performed by Grammy Award winners Matt Redman and Jonas Myrin. It was released in 2012 and spent 16 weeks as the #1 song on Christian Radio. The chorus is as follows:

Bless the Lord, o my soul, o my soul.

Worship His holy name

Sing like never before, o my soul.

I’ll worship Your holy name.

If you’ve been thinking about participating in the Youth Choir but haven’t given it a try, this is a great time to join us! We are looking for more than singers; do you play guitar or drum set? Or are you an incredible triangle or tambourine player? There is no prerequisite for this group. I encourage all of our youth (7th-12th grade) to give us a try. We meet on Sundays after the 10:30 worship service for 30 minutes.



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Trinity United Methodist Church is located in McLean, VA. Our weekly worship services are on Sundays at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. and on Wednesdays at noon. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. for children and adults. Children up to 6th grade are also invited to Children's Education during the 10:30 service. Adult Bible Study also occurs on Mondays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Please visit our website for more information.

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