The Lamb

for SSA choir and piano

Text by William Blake

Published with Hal Leonard

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This tender setting of the William Blake poem is expressive with accessible, well-crafted voice parts and a delicate piano accompaniment. It is a perfect selection for building choral skills and for groups transitioning from SA to SSA music. A very sweet piece your treble ensemble will love! Consider programming as a companion piece with Elaine’s setting of Blake’s “The Lamb."

Image by Rod Long

Little Lamb who made thee 

         Dost thou know who made thee 

Gave thee life & bid thee feed. 

By the stream & o'er the mead; 

Gave thee clothing of delight, 

Softest clothing wooly 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 & he is mild, 

He became a little child: 

I a child & thou a lamb, 

We are called by his name. 

         Little Lamb God bless thee. 

         Little Lamb God bless thee.

The International Children's Choir Festival

Performing in Canterbury Cathedral