To See the World

To see the world in a grain of sand

Author: William Blake
Tune: DEN STORE HVIDE FLOK
Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

To see the world in a grain of sand,
and a heaven in a wildflower,
hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
and eternity in an hour.

Source: Singing the Living Tradition #398

Author: William Blake

Blake, William, poet and painter, born 1757, and died 1827. Published Songs of Innocence in 1789, in which appeared a poem in 9 stanzas of 4 lines beginning. "Can I see another's woe" (Sympathy), and headed "On Another's Sorrow." (See also The Poems of William Blake, &c, Lond., W. Pickering, 1874, p. 105.) This poem is repeated in Martineau's Hymns, &c, 1873, and others. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: To see the world in a grain of sand
Title: To See the World
Author: William Blake
Meter: 9.8.11.8.
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Singing the Living Tradition #398

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