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William Blake (1757–1827).  The Poetical Works.  1908.
 
Selections from ‘Jerusalem’
[The Remembrance of Sin]
 
(Jerusalem, f. 50, ll. 21–30.)

COME, O thou Lamb of God, and take away the remembrance of Sin!
To sin, and to hide the Sin in sweet deceit, is lovely:
To sin in the open face of day is cruel and pitiless; but
To record the Sin for a reproach, to let the Sun go down
In a remembrance of the Sin, is a woe and a horror,        5
A brooder of an Evil Day, and a Sun rising in blood.
Come then, O Lamb of God, and take away the remembrance of Sin!
 
 
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