By Father David Fisher

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The Divine Image

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.