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   English Poetry II: From Collins to Fitzgerald.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
359. The Divine Image
 
William Blake (1757–1827)
 
 
TO Mercy, Pity, Peace, and Love
All pray in their distress;
And to these virtues of delight
Return their thankfulness.
 
For Mercy, Pity, Peace, and Love        5
Is God, our father dear,
And Mercy, Pity, Peace, and Love
Is Man, his child and care.
 
For Mercy has a human heart,
Pity a human face,        10
And Love, the human form divine,
And Peace, the human dress.
 
Then every man, of every clime,
That prays in his distress,
Prays to the human form divine,        15
Love, Mercy, Pity, Peace.
 
And all must love the human form,
In heathen, Turk, or Jew;
Where Mercy, Love and Pity dwell,
There God is dwelling too.        20
 

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