In Harmony

14 of us gathered last Monday evening to learn some harmonies to the hymn tune Rimington, with which we sing the hymn Jesus Shall Reign. It is something of a local anthem, and one which local folk would expect to be included at such civic occasions as the chapel sometimes hosts.

Most of us could not read music, but Bill and Hillary, who attempted to teach us, had the skill and patience of tried and tested teachers. By the hour’s close, it really did sound quite wonderful. Moreover, I felt uplifted by the whole experience. Would it sound trite to say it gave me a foretaste of heaven?