No. 7. A Divine Image

"A Divine Image" is the sixth song and seventh movement in 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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A Divine Image
by William Blake

Cruelty has a human heart,
And Jealousy a human face,
Terror the human form divine,
And Secrecy the human dress.

The human dress is forgèd iron,
The human form a fiery forge,
The human face a furnace seal’d,
The human heart its hungry gorge.

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The Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake

By William Blake

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