There’s something calming about hymns when you’re in the middle of a particularly trying time. That’s definitely been the case during the coronavirus pandemic.
One nurse from St. Mary Mercy Hospital in Livonia, Michigan, led her fellow nurses in an a cappella rendition of “Amazing Grace” as one shift ended and the next began.
In a Facebook post, the hospital system thanked nurse Lori Marie Key for singing the beloved hymn.
“Thank you, Lori, for your beautiful initiative to raise your fellow colleagues’ spirits as you fight tirelessly on the front lines of COVID-19,” read a statement from the hospital system.
Key isn’t the only one finding comfort in “Amazing Grace.”
A group of nurses from the Ochsner LSU Health Feist-Weiller Cancer Center in Louisiana harmonized with each other as they sang the hymn during their work day.
A spokesperson for Ochsner told The Advocate the nurses “felt inspired to do something” and organized the song on their own.
While the cancer center nurses might not deal directly with COVID-19 patients, they wanted to show “peace, love and support to other front line staff” who are fighting the coronavirus.
And police officers in Newport News, Virginia, stopped by the Riverside Regional Medical Center, where they surprised staff with a round of applause and Lt. Hairston sang “Amazing Grace.”
After Hairston finished singing, Chief Drew, Chief Johnson, and Sheriff Morgan saluted the nursing staff for their heroic work in fighting COVID-19.
Here’s to all the heroes on the front lines combatting this virus.