A great benefactor of the restored Shrine at Walsingham was Sir William Milner; who, in 1926, composed the first version of the Pilgrimage Hymn, designed to utilise the melodies of the Lourdes hymn.

In the 1960s, the then Administrator replaced Sir William’s wording. One can see why it was felt that some of the expressions offered problems of vocabulary or rhythm; but, well, not everybody is

Praise the Lord

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