When was the last time you sang a hymn to the accompaniment of a ukelele? Well you really should; you really really should. And now you can!
This was one of the very first hymns I put to an alternate tune. I had been racking my brains for songs which everyone knew but wouldn't be too much of a distraction to sing in worship, plus I really wanted to revive O Jesus I Have Promised – the lyrics feel alive and real, positive and plaintive.
I think it works – I love singing it (even in dressing gown). Plus, since it has been done in genres as diverse as beat music and a cappella folk, it can be done in a range of styles and rhythms. Hence the ukelele.