Christian country singer Carrie Underwood performed a moving rendition of a Christian hymn at this year’s Country Music Awards.
Underwood, who has been a well-known figure in country music since she won American Idol in 2005, has also been vocal about her Christian faith. She co-hosted this year’s CMAs with fellow country music artist Brad Paisley.
On Wednesday evening at the CMAs, Underwood performed the beloved Christian hymn “Softly and Tenderly.”
“Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling,
Calling for you and for me.
See, on the portals, He's waiting and watching;
Watching for you and for me,” says the song’s first verse.
“Come home, come home,
Ye who are weary come home;
Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling;
Calling, "O sinner, come home!" continues the chorus.
According to The Christian Post, as Underwood sang the moving song, a video montage of all the country singers who passed away over the past year played on the screen. The video also honored the victims of the Las Vegas shooting which occurred at the Route 91 Harvest Festival--a country music event.
Underwood also led the crowd in a time of prayer for "Las Vegas, Charlottesville, New York, Sutherland Springs, historic storms in Texas, Puerto Rico and Florida and the list goes on and on.”
“This has been a year marked by tragedy impacting countless lives including so many in our country music family,” she continued. “So tonight, we're doing to do what families do, come together, pray together, cry together, and sing together too."
Also, it seems Underwood herself could use some prayer. Today, FoxNews.com has reported that Underwood suffered a fall outside her Nashville home. She reportedly broke her wrist, but is doing alright and is in the hospital recovering.
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Publication date: November 13, 2017
Veronica Neffinger wrote her first poem at age seven and went on to study English in college, focusing on 18th century literature. When she is not listening to baseball games, enjoying the outdoors, or reading, she can be found mostly in Richmond, VA writing primarily about nature, nostalgia, faith, family, and Jane Austen.