The Sister Servants Of The Eternal Word Sing ‘I’ll Fly Away’

The Sister Servants of the Eternal Word, based in Birmingham, Alabama, are a group of nuns who are active in evangelization through catechesis and retreats.

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Today they are entertaining everyone with a beautiful cover of “I’ll Fly Away.” They introduce themselves and tell people that they are thinking of them as they begin the song. “Hi everybody, we’re the Sister Servants from Birmingham, Alabama. We miss being with you in person, but we hope y’all enjoy our little musical entry.“

Their Casa Maria Retreat House hasn’t seen much visitors after the pandemic induced lockdown, but now they’ve recorded a song to let their visitors, both past and future, know that they are thinking of them.

“I’ll Fly Away” is an early 20th-century hymn that became popular with secular country and bluegrass audiences after it appeared on the soundtrack of O Brother, Where Art Thou?, a film by the Coen Brothers that was steeped in Southern Christian music.

The Sister Servants’ performance with a bluegrass arrangement is so beautiful to listen to. Their voices blend perfectly along with the music on the guitar, mandolin, and violin.

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Moussa Boureima

Awesome !

Bud

Beautiful

Kimberly Kau

Aloha from Hawaii.
Beautiful, encouraging and uplifting performance.

JD Back

Very well done!

Kim B Schneider

I love this song! We sing it in choir at church, so I was singing along with you!! I was born in 1957 and when I was in second grade, my teacher, Sister Andrew Marie, used to practice her guitar and singing during recess, and since I was always slow to finish an assignment, I had to work into recess, and I was able to hear her singing folk songs, way before the folk masses came into being!! I really enjoyed you sharing this song; it brought back memories! Thank you! God bless you! <3

Cheryl Hartlen

So beautifully done! I had a good chuckle… when I realized the title of your chosen song! I had literally just prayed “please Lord… let me fly home on Sat!” After being away for 11 months… caring for family… and the airlines having cancelled my return flights 5 times!
Really enjoyed it ladies! Thanks!

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