By Request, ‘Jerusalem’ [I Thought It’d Be Hard to Find]

I never thought I’d find this hymn so quickly. Beverly requested it, but she didn’t have the title, only a line: “And did those feet in ancient time…” But I thought of another line that probably went with it: “In England’s green and pleasant land.” And between us, we found it.

Jerusalem–from a poem by William Blake, set to music in 2016 by Hubert Parry: it’s now known as the unofficial anthem of England.

And England has never needed it so badly as she needs it now.

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