Slee bans ‘Jerusalem’ as not to the glory of God
Posted: 16 Apr 2008 @ 00:00
AN ANTI-Establishment hymn, which has become a favourite for state occasions, William Blake’s “Jerusalem”, has been banned by the Dean of Southwark. He “does not believe that it is to the glory of God”.
The Dean, the Very Revd Colin Slee, refused to allow the hymn, which formed the introduction by Blake to his long poem, Milton, and was set to music by Sir Hubert Parry in 1916, to be played at a private memorial service.
“‘Jerusalem’ is often used on ...
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