“Let my light shine”
By Chris Ingram
Late last year, my daughter Casey (who just turned eight-years-old in April) wrote a song called “Let my light shine.” Casey wrote the song which professes her view of God and expresses the generally optimistic nature all children have.
Casey wrote the song — without prompting — in the back seat of the car on her way to gymnastics practice. She wrote it in less than ten minutes in a small notebook. She began singing the song and shared the lyrics she had written with me; I encouraged her to share it with her music teacher Ms. Belinda Womack at Cambridge Christian School in Tampa, which she did.
Ms. Womack liked the lyrics so much she worked with Ms. Hannah Rose to set the lyrics to a score and arrange the song. It’s a catchy and optimistic tune from a child’s perspective — even if you’re not particularly religious.
You can watch the video of the first public performance of “Let my light shine on me” which was performed today in the sanctuary at Cambridge by clicking here. Ms. Womack introduced Casey and also plays the piano and you can view the introduction by clicking here. The song was performed by Casey and her classmates from Mrs. Coney’s second-grade class. In the video, Casey is the tall sandy blonde girl on the left (4th from the right, front row).
I don’t normally share personal material so publicly, but Casey’s mom and I are so very proud of her (and the song is really good), that I couldn’t resist.
Special thanks to Ms. Womack and Ms. Rose for their contributions to the song.
Chris Ingram is the president and founder of 411 Communications a corporate and political communications firm, and publisher of Irreverent View. Ingram is a frequent pundit on Fox News and CNN, and has written opinion columns for the Washington Times, UPI, and National Review online. He is the Republican political analyst for Bay News 9, the only 24 hour all news channel in Florida’s largest media market. The opinions expressed here are those of author and do not represent the views of Bay News 9. E-mail him at: Chris@IrreverentView.com.
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