|“This is a great and dynamic England team and I think we’ll go home having made our country proud.”|
|Saturday 09 October 2010|
Nation has chosen anthem for England's medallists
And did those feet in Ancient times walk upon England’s mountains green.....
On St George's Day 2010 Commonwealth Games England announced that they would let the nation decide which anthem is to be played at this year’s Commonwealth Games in Delhi by allowing the public to vote for the song of their choice and Jerusalem was chosen.
Now we can reveal that the anthem has been recorded for us by The Grimethorpe Colliery Band one of England’s most highly respected brass bands who are famous for their award winning soundtrack to the film “Brassed Off”. When Terry Webster, Band Leader, was approached to make the recording he said “we would consider it an honour and are delighted to be asked”.
Grimethorpe formed in 1917 as a leisure activity for workmen in the small South Yorkshire coalmining town and quickly gained accreditation from its success. Following the closure of the colliery in 1992, Grimethorpe continue to uphold the brass band tradition and entertain audiences worldwide on tour.
We are delighted that the anthem, which will be listened to by millions of viewers of the Games, was chosen by the proud English nation, recorded by a proud English band and celebrates our proud English athletes.
NATION CHOOSES JERUSALEM FOR ENGLAND’S MEDALLISTS
|And did those feet in ancient time
Walk upon England's mountains green?
And was the holy Lamb of God
On England's pleasant pastures seen?
And did the Countenance Divine
Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
And was Jerusalem builded here
Among those dark Satanic mills?
|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.
Survey by YouGov of 1,896 entrants
2. Land of Hope and Glory: 32.5%
3. God Save The Queen: 12%