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Every Night and Every Morn

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1 Every night and every morn
some to misery are born;
every morn and every night
some are born to sweet delight.

2 Joy and woe are woven fine,
clothing for the soul divine:
under every grief and pine
runs a joy with silken twine.

3 It is right it should be so:
we were made for joy and woe;
and when this we rightly know,
safely through the world we go.

Source: Singing the Living Tradition #17

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 >

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First Line: Every night and every morn
Title: Every Night and Every Morn
Author: William Blake
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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