WATCH: Dolly Parton Reminds Fans That ‘the Kingdom of God is Within’, Celebrates Easter With Solo Performance of “He’s Alive”

Dolly Parton showed that there can still be unbridled joy on Easter Sunday during the coronavirus pandemic, strumming a stirring, solo performance of “He’s Alive” for her Instagram page.

Parton, 74, who has been a prominent voice amid this public health emergency, started the video discussing social distancing on the holiday in which Christians observe the resurrection of Jesus.

“We don’t have to go a building or church to worship God. The kingdom of God is within,” said Parton. “This year, we’re gonna kinda stay around the house a little bit, right? But that doesn’t mean we can’t worship in the same way that we should.”

 

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Parton put the situation in perspective, alluding to the Christian belief that Jesus Christ was crucified on Good Friday and then rose three days later.

“Somebody said the other day, ‘Oh, we’ve had a rough week,’ ” Parton said. “Just think about the rough week that Jesus had, and look how well that turned out for us.”

The country legend then performed “He’s Alive,” a song told from the perspective of disciple Peter proclaiming the resurrection. Wearing a pink dress in a studio filled with lillies, with a cross in the background, Parton admitted there was no room for anything more than her guitar and her voice in the solo performance.

“I usually do it with a choir. Obviously we don’t have elbow room for a choir this year,” she said.

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SOURCE: USA Today, Bryan Alexander

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