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After You Watch This Video You’ll Want This Song in the Next Latter-day Saint Hymnal

8-year-old Clara Mae has spent a lot of time this year producing two music videos, which, like so many other things, had to be postponed because of COVID-19.

It was disappointing because creating music is something she has really come to love. She’s always looking forward to recording new songs to share.

Additionally, Clara’s tour to Hawaii with Rise Up Children’s Choir, a play that she was cast in, and several performances of the National Anthem were also canceled because of the pandemic.

Even with all the disappointments, Clara has done what she can during this unique year.

Clara was asked to do some online singing events including singing “Tomorrow” for a beautiful new retirement community. She has a special place in her heart for the elderly community who are vulnerable.
 

 
This was a touching experience but she really wanted to share something meaningful that she hoped would bless many more people during this unpredictable and lonely time.
 
When Utah cellist Sarah Arnesen expressed an interest in working on a project with Clara, it just seemed like the perfect time to record one of her mom’s favorite hymns, “Come Thou Fount”. This song has been on the “wish list” for quite a while.
 
Their love for this song grew several years ago as they watched a video of Utah’s Jessie and Jim Funk singing this song. The incredibly talented vocalist Nadia Khristean also graciously and enthusiastically jumped on board to join Clara in singing this beautiful hymn and bringing this project to life.
 
Nadia and Clara share a passion for bringing awareness to important causes and for making videos with messages that will bless others. This video came together so well and these three beautiful ladies were able to work together to create a fresh, yet familiar version of this favorite hymn.
 
They are so excited to share it and they hope it will be a joyful reminder that our hope is in the Lord, and that we can find rest in that truth no matter what troubles may come our way.
I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope. – Psalm 130:5
 
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