Zion Made Manifest

Friday, 30 Oct 2009

I will not cease from mental fight Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand 'Til we have built Jerusalem In England's green and pleasant land So ends William Blake's hymn "Jerusalem." Set to Parry's wonderfully stirring tune, it has become a favourite patriotic song in these shores (you will find a clue in my spelling of "favourite" that it is none other than England's green and pleasant land). An invariable part of the national flag-waving festival that is the last night at the ...

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