Remembrance:  For the Beauty of the Somme

Poppies Chris Sansbury UnsplashRoo Stewart, United Reformed Church (URC) Programme Support Officer for Church and Society , and Debs Brooks, wife of the Revd Philip Brooks, URC Secretary for Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, have recorded a hymn specially written for Remembrance. 

For the Beauty of the Somme was written by Pfarrer Martin Henninger, Minister of the Lutherkirche in Frankenthal, and the Revd Dr David Pickering, Minister of Emmanuel URC and Elmers End Free Church, following their joint pilgrimage to the Somme in 2018.

The hymn is freely available for use by local churches and people connected with the URC.

Listen to the song and watch the video here:


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Am instrumental version can be found here.

A further explanation of the hymn by the Revd Dr David Pickering can be found here.

Published: 8 November 2021
Image: Chris Sansbury/Unsplash

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