Rest in peace, Mr. President.
Country music superstar and Texas native Reba McEntire attended the final memorial for former President George H.W. Bush in Houston on Thursday, performing a stunning musical rendition of the Lord’s Prayer.
Those in attendance, including former President George H.W. Bush, sat in silence as McEntire sang the words of the famous prayer:
“Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever.”
When the camera cut to the Bush family, George W. Bush could be seen wiping tears from his eyes, clearly moved by the singer’s amazing performance.
Watch Reba’s performance below:
George H.W. Bush passed away last week at the age of 94.On Thursday, family and friends said their final goodbyes before the legendary president was delivered to his final resting place. The St. Martin’s Choir in Houston sang “Battle Hymn of the Republic” as a final show of respect.
George W. Bush eulogized his father on Wednesday at the national service in Washington, D.C.
“Last Friday when I was told he had minutes to live, I called him,” Bush said. “I said ‘Dad, I love you and you’ve been a wonderful father.’ And the last words he would ever say on earth were, ‘I love you, too,'” Bush said.
Overcome with emotion, he ended his speech with some words of comfort.
“And in our grief, let us smile knowing that dad is hugging Robin and holding mom’s hand again,” Bush said.
Former President George W. Bush
chokes up as he delivers last words of eulogy for his father.
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