Many gather in Washington, DC, to celebrate the July Fourth holiday at the Lincoln Memorial at the 42nd “A Capitol Fourth” event. There are few songs more genuinely patriotic than ‘Battle Hymn of the Republic’ and few gospel vocalists more impressive than Yolanda Adams. Put the two together and you’re no doubt in for a treat.
The gospel singer icon wears a sequined floor-length blue dress, and her long copper-toned hair is sleek and straight. A crowd of thousands dressed in red, white, and blue surrounds her at the Washington DC National Mall.
“Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord,” sings Yolanda.
When she hits the chorus of “Glory, glory, Hallelujah!” the crowd waves small hand-held American flags, and many sing along with Mrs. Adams.
She invites the crowd to sing, and we see a choir dressed in red and white appears. The song speeds up, giving the arrangement a true gospel feel as the choir takes the melody of the song.
This performance would undoubtedly receive a standing ovation if the crowd weren’t already standing. Yolanda ends the song with an impressive note she holds.
“God bless America!” she calls to everyone as she waves, and the camera pans to many patriots proud to celebrate their beloved country’s independence.