William Blake

(28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827 / London)

Divine Image

Poem by William Blake

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,
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;
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:
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.


Comments about Divine Image by William Blake

  • Solomon SenxerSolomon Senxer (9/14/2019 12:20:00 AM)

    For Mercy has a human heart
    Pity, a human face;
    And Love, the human form divine;
    And Peace, the human dress.

    very clear to see!(Report)Reply

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  • Subhas Chandra ChakraSubhas Chandra Chakra (10/12/2017 9:13:00 AM)

    Where Mercy, Love, and Pity dwell,
    There God is dwelling too.
    A poem of virtues.(Report)Reply

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  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (1/25/2015 8:52:00 AM)

    A good poetry that too is good when it relates the subject peace.(Report)Reply

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  • Joseph Harskamp (9/21/2006 1:33:00 PM)

    I loveth Classic Poetry(Report)Reply

    3 person liked.
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 9, 2001

Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 22, 2014


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