The Lamb

Original Text: 
William Blake, Songs of Innocence (1789). Blake's Illuminated Books, ed. David Bindman (Princeton, NJ: William Blake Trust; London: Tate Gallery, 1991-). See Vol. 2. PR 4142 B46 1991 ROBA.
1      Little Lamb, who made thee?
2      Dost thou know who made thee?
3Gave thee life, and bid thee feed
4By the stream and o'er the mead;
5Gave thee clothing of delight,
6Softest clothing, woolly, bright;
7Gave thee such a tender voice,
8Making all the vales rejoice?
9      Little Lamb, who made thee?
10      Dost thou know who made thee?
11      Little Lamb, I'll tell thee,
12      Little Lamb, I'll tell thee:
13He is called by thy name,
14For he calls himself a Lamb.
15He is meek, and he is mild;
16He became a little child.
17I a child, and thou a lamb.
18We are called by his name.
19      Little Lamb, God bless thee!
20      Little Lamb, God bless thee!
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
Northrop Frye
RPO Edition: 
3RP 2.278.