Scottish singer Emeli Sandé performed “Abide With Me” … but we watched Ryan Seacrest interview Michael Phelps.
Choices are made in the broadcast business, and I understand that. But to omit a tribute? There’s a link below if you’d like to see the BBC feed.
Regardless, I’ve not heard this hymn for many years, and that’s what struck me as I watched. I’d forgotten the power of the lyrics, written by a man who lay dying from tuberculosis. Heartfelt and meaningful, “Abide With Me” sums up Henry Francis Lyte’s Christian hope—a fitting choice for a tribute. Here is the Eden’s Bridge rendition, with the words, if you’d like to listen.
Go here if you’d like to watch the tribute.
To be honest, I didn’t “get” the dancing. Then again, a protest against terrorism isn’t entertainment.