The Lamb

by WILLIAM BLAKE (1757-1827)

Little Lamb, who made thee?
Dost thou know who made thee?
Gave thee life, and bid thee feed,
By the stream and 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?

Listen to the Little Lamb song
Little Lamb I’ll tell thee,
Little Lamb I’ll tell thee!
He is calléd by thy name,
For He calls Himself a Lamb:
He is meek, and he is mild,
He became a little child:
I a child, and thou a lamb,
We are calléd by His name.
Little Lamb, God bless thee.
Little Lamb, God bless thee.

William Blake

William Blake … was first educated at home, chiefly by his mother. His parents encouraged him to collect prints of the Italian masters, and in 1767 sent him to Henry Pars’ drawing school. From his early years, he experienced visions of angels and ghostly monks. He believed that he saw and conversed with the archangel Gabriel, the Virgin Mary, and various historical figures.

William Blake Contemporaries
Robert Burns
Friedrich von Schiller
Sir Walter Scott
Matthew Gregory Lewis

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