"Then Sings My Soul: Beloved Hymns & Songs Inspired by the Ministry of Billy Graham" all started because of a great love for hymns, their histories, and a deep respect for the ministry of Billy Graham. When researching the project, writer Kat Prickett was floored when she learned just how many hymns were “made famous by” or were written by those saved at the Billy Graham Crusades. Having grown up watching Graham's Crusades on television and listening to George Beverly Shea on cassette tape, Kat knew she wanted to one day write a program about hymn histories. When Mr. Graham passed away in February of 2018, God lit that desire on fire. What started as a Sunday of performances at The Red Caboose Motel in Strasburg, Pennsylvania in August of 2018, has now grown in to a program that's traveled throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, with over 5,000 people having been blessed by these great hymn stories and the message of Billy Graham.
"Then Sings My Soul" is an hour and twenty-five minute musical presentation, and features 4 professional vocalists and live music accompaniment from the Lancaster, PA area. Highlighting historical moments in Reverend Graham's ministry, the program includes a look at the history behind over 30 of some of the most famous hymns - many of which were written as a result of tragic and trying circumstances. Featuring favorites such as How Great Thou Art, I’d Rather Have Jesus, His Eye is on the Sparrow and Just As I Am, there’s even an old-fashioned hymn sing, just like in the "good old days"!
In today’s modern world, where organs, pews and hymnals are practically a thing of generations past, we seek to not just entertain audiences, but educate them on hymns and their rich history, share the Gospel message, and honor the memory of Billy Graham, whose life mission was to let people know that, “God loves you.”
Written by Katherine Prickett. Original Musical Direction by Scott Williams. Original Staging by Dan Deal. Produced by LeeP Productions, LLC. Copyright 2019.
Cast & Crew
Accompanist/Violin (at select performances)
Dan & Kim Blank
Front of House & Prayer Team
Sound & Set Design
LeeP Productions LLC is named in memory of Kat's grandparents, Lee & Mildred Peiffer, whom she loved and admired dearly. "LeeP" also stands for "take a leap of faith", and is built around Colossians 3:17, "And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him." To God be the Glory - great things HE hath done!