And did those feet in ancient time (Jerusalem) (von William Blake)



And did those feet in ancient time (Jerusalem) 


And did those feet in ancient time,
Walk upon Englands 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 these dark Satanic Mills?

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 Englands green and pleasant Land.


Weitergehende Infos: 1916 vertonte Hubert Parry das Gedicht, es ist heute als „Hymne Jerusalem“ bekannt