Author of the Lyrics
The author of the motivational words of the "And Did those Feet in Ancient Times " lyrics, William Blake (November 28, 1757-August 12, 1827), was born in Soho, London, England and achieved fame as a a great English poet. In the famous words of 'Jerusalem' Blake contrasted the "dark Satanic Mills" of the English Industrial Revolution to Heaven, a place of universal peace and love.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "And Did those Feet in Ancient Times ", Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (February 27, 1848-October 7, 1918), was born in Bournemouth, England and became famous as a composer and musical director. The famous hymn 'Jerusalem' was sung at the wedding of Prince William & Catherine Middleton in Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011.
Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: And Did those Feet in Ancient Times
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): William Blake (November 28, 1757 to August 12, 1827)
Nationality of Author: English
Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (February 27, 1848 to October 7, 1918)
Hymn Category: Wedding and Favorite Songs
First Line of Hymn: "And did those feet in ancient time Walk upon England's mountains green?"
First Publication Date: 1804