400 students sing a song to their cancer-dying teacher

400 students sing a song to their cancer-dying teacher

– Ben Ellis, who teaches Latin and Bible studies at the school, is battling an aggressive form of cancer

– His students came together outside his window to sing for him

– The video has been viewed 18 million times since it was posted

A group of 400 students from Nashville's Christ Presbyterian Academy showed up outside the home of a cancer-stricken teacher to sing songs of worship when he could no longer teach.

Last Wednesday, he was having a tough morning after getting some hard news the night before, said Nate Morrow, the school's headmaster.

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"The high school principal said, 'Ben has loved us well. Stop what you're doing, load up the buses. We're going to his house to worship with him,'" Morrow told CNN.

The idea came because Ellis loves gathering people to sing.

"He found peace worshiping with others," Morrow said.

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In a video posted by musician Tim McGraw, the teacher is seen singing along to "Holy Spirit You are Welcome Here" with the students gathered outside his window.

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