Jerusalem

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Based on a poem written by William Blake and later put to music by C. Hubert H Parry in 1916, this hymn is popular as a hymn of celebration and praise.

Can be used as a prelude to congregational praise. It has also been used for numerous wedding ceremonies as a wedding hymn.

Jerusalem

~ William Blake, 1757-1827

~ Music for this hymn was written by C. Hubert H. Parry in 1916



Stanza 1:

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?





Stanza 2:

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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