Thursday, 10 April 2008
A new Jerusalem
Jerusalem has always been a favourite hymn of mine and also it seems a sizable percentage of Britain's population.For generation people have sang Jerusalem believing it a hymn and enjoying the feeling of an affinity between Christ and England.I have always found the hymn uplifting and the imagery of a young Jesus visiting England always resonated with me as a child. Now it seems the hymn..or not hymn...is coming under increasing pressure for various p.c. reasons,each one as bogus as the next. Well I'm sorry folks...ban it if you want but for me and millions more it is now and always will be a hymn to the glory of God (great tune too!) I can only presume the various christian churches in England have too many worshippers and need to cut the number...or do we just have too many priests,vicars etc who seem to have lost sight of who they work for...and I'm not talking about me!