The hymn they've chosen is "Jesus Will Reign," which Eric Liddell led a crowd in singing just before boarding the train which started his trek to China. His Olympic gold and bronze medals, not to mention his world record in the 400m, opened up many prestigious offers in Europe and the U.S. But he left it all behind to serve the Chinese as a teacher, track coach, and missionary for the rest of his short life.
I planned to dramatize Liddell singing "Jesus Shall Reign" in a follow-up film to Chariots of Fire, but we were beat to the finish line (www.RichDrama.com/OnWingsOfEagles).
I just found out about the Global Hymn Sing, but my schedule happens to be free this Sunday, so if anyone is interested in booking Beyond the Chariots, my 1-man play on Eric Liddell's post-Olympics missions, I'd be delighted to work that moment and the hymn into the play on Sunday or anytime: www.RichDrama.com/BeyondTheChariots.
If it's too late to add the full play, I'd be happy to add a brief moment of Eric Liddell saying farewell to fans, and answering a mocking press, by leading the hymn.
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