I got shivers through my head when Glorious Chorus warmed up for this!
William Blake‘s poem, according to Wikipedia “was inspired by the apocryphal story that a young Jesus, accompanied by Joseph of Arimathea, a tin merchant, travelled to what is now England and visited Glastonbury during his unknown years. In the most common interpretation of the poem, Blake implies that a visit by Jesus would briefly create heaven in England, in contrast to the “dark Satanic Mills” of the Industrial Revolution.”
This rendition, arranged by Helen Yeomans, expresses the longing that Blake felt when he wrote it. Blake was a radical of his time and called on us to consider the consequences of rampant industrialisation.