Enter with us, O God our Saviour
Upon the life of this day
be thou our companion in all that we have to do
in our difficulties grant us guidance
in our weakness send us strength
help us to do our duties earnestly
to bear our troubles bravely
to serve thee and our fellows with wisdom and cheerfulness
through Jesus Christ our Lord
And did those feet in ancient time
Walk upon England’s mountains green?
And was the Holy Lamb of God
On England’s pleasant pastures seen?
And did the countenance divine
Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
And was Jerusalem builded here
Among those dark satanic mills?
Bring me my bow of burning gold!
Bring me my arrows of desire!
Bring me my spear! O clouds unfold!
Bring me my chariot of fire!
I will not cease from mental fight,
Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand,
Till we have built Jerusalem
In England’s green and pleasant land.