| Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.|
|AUTHOR:||William Blake (17571827)|
|QUOTATION:||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.
|ATTRIBUTION:||WILLIAM BLAKE, The Divine Image, stanzas 3 and 4, lines 916, The Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake, ed. David V. Erdman, pp. 1213 (1982). First published in 1789.|