Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Was Jesus English?

The England Cricket Squad have decided to release their version of Jerusalem in time for Christmas... But how ever good the song may be, it is debatable as to whether Jesus actually was English. Some scholars believe that there are even verses in the bible that suggest he wasn't.

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 there
Among those dark Satanic mills

Bring me my bow burning gold
Bring me my arrows of desire
Bring me my spears o'clouds unfold
Bring me my chariot of fire

I will not cease from mental fight
Nor shall my sword sleep in hand
'Til we have built Jerusalem
In England's green and pleasant land


At 6:40 pm, Blogger Martin said...

At the risk of being self-referential, it's a stupid song

At 10:12 am, Blogger big dave said...

Yes, I think polemical nonsense would be a step up from insincere hero worship too.

At 7:35 pm, Blogger Martin said...


(I'd say I didn't know I could waffle like that, but it'd be a lie)


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