The Divine Image: (From Songs of Innocence)

Author: William Blake  | Date: 1789

THE DIVINE IMAGE

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 & Pity dwell

There God is dwelling too.

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Chicago: William Blake, The Divine Image: (From Songs of Innocence) in Library of the Future ® 4th Edition Ver. 5.0 (Irvine, CA: World Library, Inc., 1996), Original Sources, accessed August 22, 2019, http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=BSQEKI9LNMDHPFB.

MLA: Blake, William. The Divine Image: (From Songs of Innocence), in Library of the Future ® 4th Edition Ver. 5.0, Irvine, CA, World Library, Inc., 1996, Original Sources. 22 Aug. 2019. originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=BSQEKI9LNMDHPFB.

Harvard: Blake, W, The Divine Image: (From Songs of Innocence). cited in 1996, Library of the Future ® 4th Edition Ver. 5.0, World Library, Inc., Irvine, CA. Original Sources, retrieved 22 August 2019, from http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=BSQEKI9LNMDHPFB.