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WILLIAM BLAKE (1757-1827)
ENGLAND! AWAKE! AWAKE! AWAKE! (FROM "JERUSALEM")

 

England! awake! awake! awake!
2 Jerusalem thy Sister calls!
3 Why wilt thou sleep the sleep of death
4 And close her from thy ancient walls?

5 Thy hills and valleys felt her feet
6 Gently upon their bosoms move:
7 Thy gates beheld sweet Zion's ways:
8 Then was a time of joy and love.

9 And now the time returns again:
10 Our souls exult, and London's towers
11 Receive the Lamb of God to dwell
12 In England's green and pleasant bowers.