January 20th, 2009

President's Day

Inauguration as Entertainment


Rick Warren
Aretha Franklin
Isaak Perlman
Yoyo Ma

I'm watching the inauguration, because well, I can. I didn't expect to be treated with such amazing personalities to compliment our elected officials.

Simple Gifts is one of my favorite hymns. Courtesy of Wikipedia, here are the lyrics:

'Tis the gift to be simple, 'tis the gift to be free,
'Tis the gift to come down where you ought to be,
And when we find ourselves in the place just right,
'Twill be in the valley of love and delight.
When true simplicity is gain'd,
To bow and to bend we shan't be asham'd,
To turn, turn will be our delight,
Till by turning, turning we come round right.

And now, he's our new president. May God bless and guide him and all of our leaders.