The Lamb

William Blake 1757 (Soho) – 1827 (London)



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, woolly, 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, and He is mild;
He became a little child.
I a child, and thou a lamb,
We are called by His name.
    Little Lamb, God bless thee!
    Little Lamb, God bless thee!

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on April 27, 2023

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Scheme AAbbccddAA AAefggfeAA
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 606
Words 115
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 10, 10

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