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Something Happened on the Way to Bountiful: Everyone Sang Along

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The Trip to Bountiful

“Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine! O what a foretaste of glory divine!”

Something beautiful and unexpected happened in the middle of the Broadway revival of Horton Foote’s, The Trip to Bountiful. When Cicely Tyson, who plays Mrs. Carrie Watts (center) begins singing the classic Protestant hymn “Blessed Assurance” the audience sings along. More in The New York Times: Something Happened on the Way to Bountiful: Everyone Sang Along. Listen to Sister Rosetta Tharpe’s version: