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Vangelis lyrics - Chariots of fire lyrics

 Vangelis: Chariots of fire lyrics

  1     Titles    3:33        sleeve scan from the Vangelis album: Chariots of fire lyrics
2 Five Circles 5:20
3 Abraham's Theme 3:20
4 Eric's Theme 4:18
5 100 Metres 2:04
* 6 Jerusalem 2:47
7 Chariots Of Fire 20:41
Total playing time 42:06

Composed, arranged, produced and performed by Vangelis.
Copyright is owned by: Polydor UK Ltd.
* = Only this song contains lyrics
Jerusalem is actually from the old Anglican Hymnal. The hymn has been sung in Anglican Churches since the days of Queen Victoria.
The music is by Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry. (1848-1918)
Words: William Blake; arranged by  Harry Rabinowitz, performed by the Ambrosian Singers.
This song is included on the soundtrack because it played this name giving role in the film.

The lyrics of "Race To the End (chariots of fire)", a vocal version based on the Chariots of Fire main theme with lyrics by Jon Anderson is available in this Demis roussos version: Race to the end; and a French version: La cource infinie
Cover versions of Chariots of fire (with vocals):

Lyrics transcribed from CD recording (lyrics not available on sleeve or in booklet).


Jerusalem lyrics

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 these 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.


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