William Blake Jerusalem

Jerusalem

(aka And Did Those Feet In Ancient Times)

Words by William Blake (1757-1827)

(This hymn is about celebration and praise, making it suitable as the first hymn sung at the beginning of the service, which is in praise of God in whose presence everyone has assembled.)

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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for more information the link below is a good resource about this poam/hymn

http://www.icons.org.uk/theicons/collection/jerusalem/features/and-did-those-feet

wither Jesus came to England with Joseph of Arimathea as a legend says is unknown, he probably didn’t, but this is a cool Poem/hymn anyway more about this legend below


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