Faith Hill Receives Biggest "Bless Her, Lord" In History... From God
The stage could not have come with more expectations. It was the "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin's celebration of life. Faith Hill, a white Country music star was asked to sing the church hymn, "What a Friend We Have In Jesus."
If you've ever been at a church service where a woman gets up to sing a special, and she struggles to hit the notes and also to remember the words, you've probably heard some of the gracious saints call out the phrase, "Bless her, Lord." This is a way of cutting through the awkwardness. A song that only lasts 3 minutes feels like it is lasting an hour. This is what happened with grammy-award winning Hill at Franklin's funeral. From the first to the last note, Hill could not get on track.
Throughout the congregation everyone from the choir director to the newest junior usher was calling out, "Bless her, Lord." At one point about 2 minutes into the song, the skies parted and a booming voice declared, "I'm working on it."
After the performance, Rev. Al Sharpton was heard saying, "That is why we have our church on Sunday morning, and they have their church."