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And did those feet in ancient time

Language: English

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 those dark Satanic mills?

Bring me my Bow of burning gold:
Bring me my Arrows of Desire!
Bring me my Spear! Oh, 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!


Translation(s): GER SPA

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Note: referred to by Miriam Waddington in The Snows of William Blake

Submitted by Aminta Iriarte

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • SPA Spanish (EspaƱol) (Aminta Iriarte) , title 1: "Jerusalén", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Und schritten jene Füße einst", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2004-02-04.
Last modified: 2017-10-11 12:39:24
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Word count: 97

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