Hymn Story: My soul, there is a country
My Soul, There is a Country was written by Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry. He was the 1st Baronet and an English composer, teacher and historian of music. He was born February 27, 1848.
He is best known for his choral songs “Jerusalem” and anthem “I was Glad”.
He died on October 7, 1918 from the Spanish flu.
“In May 2015 seventy unpublished works by Parry came to light after being hidden away in a family archive for decades. It is thought that some may never have been previously performed in public.”