Jerusalem hymn – harnessed for the national sentiment of Great Britain based on a poem by William Blake set to music by Hubert Parry

Jerusalem Hymn

And did those feet in ancient time Walk upon England’s mountain 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! 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.

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