Jerusalem: England! awake! awake! awake!

William Blake 1757 - 1827

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

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

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

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