A choral group from Lee University were recently on a Delta flight and entertained the people with an amazing rendition of “I Love you Lord.” As the jet waited on the tarmac, hearing they were a choir, a flight attendant asked them to sing a song.
The group that was heading on a mission trip to the British Virgin Islands gladly agreed.
A person captured the song on video and posted to a Facebook page for the university’s choirs.
Lee University started in 1918 as a Bible school with 12 students and one teacher. Today, it is a liberal arts college with nearly 5,000 students and a 120 acre campus.
Based in Cleveland, TN, it is operated by the Church of God and is famous for its music program that includes a number of singing groups.
The video that is now going viral has sparked many comments. One of my favorites speaks of the storied history of the school. It was written by a man who now pastors a Church of God in Chesapeake, Virginia:
Rodney Vickers: That’s my old choir. To think, I’m old enough to be their dad. My goodness time flies.
The school’s University Festival Choir — made up of singers from several of the school’s choral groups — sang at President Barack Obama’s inauguration in January 2013.
Lee University is reputed as being one of the best-valued higher education schools in the U.S. It made the list of “America’s 100 Best College Buys” and U.S. News and World Report included Lee in its article “Great Schools, Great Prices.”
If you are a fan of the popular music program, “The Voice,” you may be aware of Jordan Smith, 22, who in 2015 won the season nine title.
Jordan is a Christian. His parents pastor a church in Harlan, Kentucky where Jordan served as worship leader before attending Lee University. While at the college he participated in the school’s music program.
As part of his winning finale, he sang the popular Christmas carol “Mary, Did You Know.”