In 2013, Morgana West, co-founder and manager at Glastonbury Reception Centre and Sanctuary, had a recurring dream about creating a new song for Glastonbury and asked her friend, Dr Lynne Sedgmore CBE to produce the lyrics.
For inspiration Lynne meditated, read Blake's song Jerusalem, and walked through all parts of Glastonbury. Over three days the verses and chorus flowed, centred on the powerful theme of Unity through Diversity, as promoted by Glastonbury Reception Centre.
Both Morgana and Ananda O'Kelly helped to further develop the words. The music took longer via a classical version, followed by a guitar version until its culmination into a choral score written by Sally Pullinger for the Avalonian Free State Choir.
Sung for the very first time by the Avalonian Free State Choir and members of the Glastonbury Community, it was first launched at Glastonbury Frost Fayre on November 29th 2014.