RINGGOLD --Â It was one of those rare moments in time when time seemed to stand still. And there were 123 witnesses to the phenomenon Sunday evening at the historic Ringgold Meeting House.
"It is so nice to have a place like this where the walls sing back to you," said Ronald L. Miller, veteran song leader and choir director who led the assembled voices a cappella in a series of classic hymns suggested by those who attended the 37th annual hymn sing.
From the first hymn, "O For A Thousand Tongues," it was as if the singers had been practicing together for weeks. Baritones, tenors, sopranos and a few basses came in right where they should have with little direction from Miller.
That is exactly why Ron Kaiser of Chambersburg, Pa., came Sunday evening to the 138-year-old building on Misty Meadow Road.
"I so enjoy four-part harmony," Kaiser said. "I miss it in my own church."