No. 7. A Divine Image

(1961)

"A Divine Image" is the sixth song and seventh movement in Frank Lewin's song cycle Innocence and Experience, which sets seven texts of William Blake with two instrumental interludes.

Please see the entry for the cycle Innocence and Experience for more information.

A Divine Image
by William Blake


Cruelty has a human heart,
And Jealousy a human face,
Terror the human form divine,
And Secrecy the human dress.


The human dress is forg├Ęd iron,
The human form a fiery forge,
The human face a furnace seal'd,
The human heart its hungry gorge.


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