Jerusalem, one of the country\’s best-loved hymns and the favourite of Prime Minister Gordon Brown, has been banned from services at one of Britain\’s foremost churches.
The verses, which were written by William Blake more than two centuries ago, cannot be sung by choirs or congregations at Southwark Cathedral because the words do not praise God and are too nationalistic, according to senior clergy.
No, really, quite wonderful!
It\’s nationalistic, check, it\’s not religious, so any Englishman, of whatever religion, can sing it with gusto.
So we can make it he English national anthem, no problems!