Many of you have had an association with the Bushey Festival in the past and will know Rilla Paterson, who wrote this Millennium Hymn. Here’s what Rilla says about it:
This Millennium Hymn from 1999 was an entry in a competition run by St Paul’s Cathedral. It didn’t get anywhere and I just stuck it in a wardrobe. But I recently noticed that the words are suitable for our present catastrophe and I have now recorded it and published it on YouTube on Easter Day, an important time for Christians and Jews alike. Although I don’t have a faith, having been a choral singer all my life I do enjoy singing religious music, (don’t we all?) and after all, the choral repertoire is largely Christian, and anyway, everyone likes a good hymn. Here’s the link:
As choral singers I thought you might be interested in this. Please feel free to circulate it to anyone who might get some benefit from it.