Famous uses of the hymn include:
- At the end of The Last Night of the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall
- At the end of the Labour Party Conference
- At the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton
- At the opening ceremony of The 2012 Summer Olympics in London
It's also a popular hymn for film soundtracks including:
- Chariots of Fire
- Four Weddings and a Funeral
- The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
- Calendar Girls
- Start Trek: Deep Space Nine
- And many more
In a funeral service, 'Jerusalem' is most suitable as an exit hymn, so everyone leaves the funeral on a positive uplifting note. It's also only 2 verses long making it ideal for short funeral services and crematorium services.
We enjoy singing this and have a version recorded just to remind you what a wonderful tune it is; have a listen.