Get ready — the song you’re about to hear in this homemade YouTube video packs an emotional wallop. Not only is it a beautiful melody, sung by a young woman with a rich, resonating voice, but the story told in song’s lyrics is likely to leave you in tears.
But what is most incredible about this powerful piece of music is that the song, titled “His Daughter,” was written by a high school senior.
That’s her in the video. Her name is Molly Kate Kestner and she’s from Austin, Minnesota. She sings this song accompanying herself on piano, and she posted it on April 20. The little video of the very big song has rolled up almost 900,000 views in the short time since then. The video was also shared more than 120,000 times from her own Facebook page.
“Okay….So this is probably my favorite song I’ve ever written. I wrote it a year ago but I never posted it because I wanted to save it for my senior solo, but now that’s over…so I am FINALLY sharing it with the world,” the teenager wrote when she posted the video. “It’s called ‘His Daughter’ and it is a story. So I hope you are inspired as I was when I wrote this. Happy Easter:)”
This is clearly a young singer-songwriter with an extremely promising future. The song is more than five minutes long, but we strongly suggest you listen to the whole piece. By the end you’ll get chills.