And Did Those Feet?

"And Did Those Feet?" is the fifth and final song of Virgil Thomson's Five Songs from William Blake.

Date: 1953Composer: Virgil ThomsonText: William BlakeSong Collection: Five Songs From William Blake

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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!

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Five Songs From William Blake

Composer(s): Virgil Thomson

Voice Type: Low

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