Album:America - This is My Song

Massachusetts / Nov. 30, 2012 / by Chris

I usually leave my church life out of Bus 52 - we're a non-religious organization, so I usually feel like discussing my own religion doesn't fit well within the organization as a whole. But today I'm making an exception. This handbell arrangement is based off of a hymn that has meant a lot to me this year as I have thought about patriotism and what being an American means to me, both as a Christian and as someone living in an increasingly global world. 

I'm incredibly grateful to Susan Staines and the Metropolitan Ringers for their learning and performing this piece, and to David Sproul for recording it for Bus 52. It takes a lot of time to put a song together like this, and I appreciate all of the time everyone took to make this recording happen.