Jerusalem a Royal Hit

Royal Wedding: Jerusalem triumphant at Kate and Will’s wedding

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  1. HARRY says:

    Well done william and kate for choosing jerusalem,it was really moving to hear it sung in westminster abbey on such an occasion.

  2. Bo says:

    Magnificent,- the song for the occasion.-

    And did those feet in ancient time
    Walk upon England’s mountains green

  3. Julie says:

    I love the song Jerusalem, and thought it was wonderful to hear it played at the wedding. Although I would prefer ‘Land of Hope and Glory’ as the English anthem.

  4. Dave says:

    It seems odd to me that people suggest a song with lyrics to which the answer is “NO” as the opening few lines ought to be an anthem for England.

    • harryd says:

      And you “dave” are the only one in England qualified to state categorically that the answer to the question is NO ?.That seems rather odd to me.

  5. Julie says:

    It’s baffling to me that we can consider ‘Jerusalem’ as an anthem for England. Jerusalem is a city in Israel, split by hundreds of years of religious conflict. Surely England can pick an anthem that is more relevant to english people?
    It seems to me that this website ‘anthem4england’ only ever discusses ‘Jerusalem’ becoming the anthem.
    I sincerely hope that there is a referendum and the general public can chose. I don’t know anyone in the north of england that wants ‘Jerusalem’ No-one hardly knows the song or the lyrics. Love the song – hate it as an anthem..

  6. harryd says:

    It is people who caused the conflicts surrounding Jerusalem,i am religious and to me Jerusalem is the holiest of cities and England to me is also blessed,i hope for English independence and yes an all England referendum on the anthem, i would vote for Jerusalem but would not be disappointed with something like Ralph Mctell`s “ENGLAND” find it on you tube

  7. Julie says:

    In my comment above (10th March) I never mentioned religion. Although since you bring it up – I’m an atheist. Conflict surrounding Jerusalem was also not in my mind, simply a wish for a song which relects the english and England. Since you bring up the problems with conflict and religion, it would be pertinent to mention that England is a multi-cultural society, the anthem should reflect this.
    Certainly religion and conflict were uppermost in your mind, and surely this will be the case with many others.

  8. harryd says:

    PLease re-read your mail (10 march) ,it is you who first mentioned Jerusalem in the same breath has conflict and religion,i respect you being an atheist as i expect respect for my beliefs,what multi-culteralism has to do with my wishes for a national anthem for England i don`t know,it is for people settling into this country to integrate with the English not the other way around as you seem to suggest.

  9. Julie says:

    You absolutely right about my mentioning the conflict and religion in my last post. I stand corrected. I shouldn’t write replies from a small tablet whilst sitting on a bus ;-)
    On one thing we do agree, I respect your beliefs and you respect mine, we should all respect each others beliefs regardless. Too many people would dislike Jerusalem for all of the above discussions

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