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William Blake (1757–1827). The Poetical Works. 1908.

Selections from ‘Jerusalem’


(Jerusalem, f. 4, ll. 3–8.)

THIS theme calls me in sleep night after night, and ev’ry morn

Awakes me at sunrise; then I see the Saviour over me

Spreading His beams of love, and dictating the words of this mild song:

‘Awake! Awake! O sleeper of the Land of Shadows, wake! expand!

I am in you, and you in Me, mutual in Love Divine;

Fibres of love from man to man thro’ Albion’s pleasant land.’