Little Lamb

This poem was written by Willian Blake(1757-1827), English poet and painter.  It is part of a larger collection which was his most famous work, Songs of Innocence and Experience.  Consider this one of my English major moments!  The Lamb, of course, is Jesus.

 

                      Little Lamb who made thee

Dost thou know who made thee
Gave thee life & bid thee feed.
By the stream & o’er the mead;
Gave thee clothing of delight,
Softest clothing wooly bright;
Gave thee such a tender voice,
Making all the vales rejoice!
Little Lamb who made thee
Dost thou know who made thee

Little Lamb I’ll tell thee,
Little Lamb I’ll tell thee!
He is called by thy name,
For he calls himself a Lamb:
He is meek & he is mild,
He became a little child:
I a child & thou a lamb,
We are called by his name.
Little Lamb God bless thee.
Little Lamb God bless thee.

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More Rest In Nature + English Major Moment!

 

 

More Rest In Nature + English Major Moment!

To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour.                                                                                                                                 From Auguries of Innocence by William Blake