A couple of weeks before the coronavirus pandemic shut down the US, Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes, Steven Furtick, and Chris Brown set to music one of the Bible’s best-known benedictions, Numbers 6:24–26:
The Lord bless you
and keep you;
the Lord make his face shine on you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you
and give you peace.
They introduced “The Blessing” at an Elevation Church campus near Charlotte, North Carolina, on March 1.
They had no idea how many Christians would want to hear and sing out those words as the pandemic spread in the months to come. In just five months, “The Blessing” has become a chart-topping hit and viral sensation covered by more than 100 virtual choirs around the globe.
The first video below is the original "The Blessing" sung by Kari Jobe & Cody Carnes during an Elevation Worship. The second video on the first row is "The Blessing" sung by various persons from around the world. All of the other videos which follow are "The Blessing" being sung in other countries and languages.