No. 5. Day

"Day" is the fourth song and fifth movement of Frank Lewin's song cycle Innocence and Experience, which sets seven texts of William Blake with two instrumental interludes.

Date: 1961Composer: Frank LewinText: William BlakeSong Collection: Innocence and Experience

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Day
by William Blake

The sun arises in the East,
Cloth’d in robes of blood and gold;
Swords and spears and wrath increas’d
All around his bosom roll’d,
Crown’d with warlike fires and raging desires.

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The Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake

By William Blake

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