And did those feet in ancient time

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1 And did those feet in ancient time
walk upon England's mountains green?
And was the holy Lamb of God
on England's pleasant pastures seen?
And did the countenance divine
shine forth upon our clouded hills?
And was Jerusalem builded here
among these dark satanic mills?

2 Bring me my bow of burning gold!
Bring me my arrows of desire!
Bring me my spear! O clouds, unfold!
Bring me my chariot of fire!
I will not cease from mental fight,
nor shall my sword sleep in my hand,
till we have built Jerusalem
in England's green and pleasant land.

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #576

Author: William Blake

Blake, William, poet and painter, born 1757, and died 1827. Published Songs of Innocence in 1789, in which appeared a poem in 9 stanzas of 4 lines beginning. "Can I see another's woe" (Sympathy), and headed "On Another's Sorrow." (See also The Poems of William Blake, &c, Lond., W. Pickering, 1874, p. 105.) This poem is repeated in Martineau's Hymns, &c, 1873, and others. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

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Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #576Text
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #353
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #33
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #294
Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #37
Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #31
Small Church Music #4404Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #3244TextScoreAudio
The New English Hymnal #488Page Scan
Include 14 pre-1979 instances



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