Hillary Clinton crashed a gospel awards show over the weekend where she momentarily posed as a preacher during the festivities.
Though the 31st Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards will be broadcast March 6, an audience video of Clinton’s remarks leaked early.
“We all face troubles don’t we,” she told the audience. “And it’s easy to get discouraged. And then all of a sudden maybe you hear a song in church, you hear it on the radio, maybe a friend is singing it,” she said, before reciting a portion of “His Eye Is On The Sparrow.”
“I sing because I’m happy, I sing because I’m free,” she said to shouts and cheers. “His eye is on the sparrow, and I know he’s watching me.
“And all of a sudden those clouds lift and you know you can go on again. So I know this is not just about music. It truly is about the message. It’s about the Gospel and all that it means to so many of us.
“So I want to thank you. I wish all of you well — not just in these awards but in every day, in every way,” she said, channeling a song writer.
“And I am grateful that you are in our lives. A lot of people need to hear that message and you are helping to deliver it.”
It an interview after the event, Clinton said she is a “person of faith.”