Nanny's chums in the Church of Engerlund have banned Jerusalem, or rather they have banned the hymn Jerusalem by William Blake.
It is too patriotic!
The Very Reverend Colin Slee, the Dean of Southwark, has banned the hymn Jerusalem from his cathedral (South Bank) because it is "not in the glory of God" and is too nationalistic.
The ban was revealed after the dean advised guests at a recent memorial service that it could not be sung, due to its lack of religious content.
The service was a private memorial service and therefore the choice of music, one would have thought, would be up to the organisers.
Silly Dean Slee!
Doesn't he know that if God existed, he would be English?
This site has no such qualms about playing Jerusalem.
Please sing along, at full volume!
"Bring me my bow of burning gold!
Bring me my arrows of desire!
Bring me my spear! O clouds, unfold!
Bring me my chariot of fire!
I will not cease from mental fight,
nor shall my sword sleep in my hand,
till we have built Jerusalem
In England's green and pleasant Land. "