A group of senate staff known as "The Singing Doormen" sing together on a regular basis. This past Tuesday they sang to help open the floor session. I had the privilege of opening the session in prayer, so I got to stay and listen as Senator Clark Barnes joined them in singing "The Old Rugged Cross" and "The Sweet By and By".
The Singing Doormen - Senator Clark Barnes is 2nd from right.The doormen help provide order and security for the legislature while in session and these men have served in both the House and Senate for many years. It may be quite unique that such songs can be sung openly in the state capitol.
Listen to The Singing Doormen (recorded on the senate floor).