Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet

Duration 50 mins

Who is the third who walks always beside you?
When I count, there are only you and I together
But when I look ahead up the white road
There is always another one walking beside you
Gliding wrapt in a brown mantle, hooded
I do not know whether a man or a woman
– But who is that on the other side of you?

The Gavin Bryars Ensemble will play a 50 minute version of Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet, which features a recording of an ‘old tramp’ singing. The work will be performed twice, with the audience in its ‘come and go’ visit creating its own fragment from this continuous piece in St Katherine Cree church. Both Handel and Purcell played on the church’s organ.


Gavin Bryars Ensemble

Gavin Bryars Ensemble


St Katharine Cree

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