The knockout stage goes as follows:
Quarter-finals, beginning November 5th:
A: Group 1 winner v Group 2 runner-up:
Shine, Jesus, Shine (Graham Kendrick) v Come to the table of plenty (Daniel Schutte).
B: Group 2 winner v Group 1 runner-up:
One bread, one body (John Foley) v Gather us in (Marty Haugen).
C: Group 3 winner v Group 4 runner-up:
Lord of the dance (Sydney Carter) v Gloria, clap, clap (Martin Anderson).
D: Group 4 winner v Group 3 runner-up:
On eagle's wings (Michael Joncas) v Kumbayah (anon).
Semi-finals, beginning November 13th:
1. Winner of A v Winner of C.
Shine, Jesus, Shine v Lord of the dance
2. Winner of B v Winner of D.
Gather us in v Kumbayah
Third place playoff, November 19th:
Shine, Jesus, Shine v Kumbayah
Final on November 22nd, St Cecilia's Day.
Lord of the Dance v Gather us in
Congratulations to Sydney Carter, and if you want a good laugh, read THIS.
You want to sing WHAT???
May I beg all supporters to behave themselves and refrain from violence. We don't want scenes such as we saw in the 1898 World Cup of bad hymns, when fans of Ira D. Sankey's Sacred songs and solos went crazy and started singing:
Throw out the lifeline! Throw out the lifeline! Someone is drifting away; Throw out the lifeline! Throw out the lifeline! Someone is sinking today.History relates that supporters of Knowles Shaw retaliated with:
'Tis the hand of God on the wall, 'Tis the hand of God on the wall; Shall the record be, "Found wanting," or shall it be, "Found trusting!" While that hand is writing on the wall?There were fifty arrests and two hundred casualties (mostly people driven permanently insane). No, we don't want any more of that, thank you.
Someone's fighting, Lord, Kumbayah.
Update: We have had requests for a "People's Vote" re-run, amidst allegations of Russian interference and illegal campaigning. Sorry, the results will stand.