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To Mercy, Pity, Peace and Love

Language: English

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;
When Mercy, Love and Pity dwell
 There God is dwelling too.

Translation(s): GER RUS

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Thomas Schubert) , "Das Ebenbild Gottes", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • RUS Russian (Русский) [singable] (Dmitri Nikolaevich Smirnov) , "Божественное подобие", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:21

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Word count: 108

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Божественное подобие

Language: Russian (Русский) after the English

Прощенье, Милость, Мир, Любовь
Мы просим у Богов,
И радость прелетает вновь
Под наш убогий кров.

Прощенье, Милость Мир, Любовь
В зеницах Божьих век,
Прощенье, Милость, Мир, Любовь
Обрящет человек.

Прощеньем сердце осеня
И милостью лицо,
К душе Любовь спешит, звеня,
На мирное крыльцо.

И человек, что наг и сир,
С молитвою своей
Любовь, Прощенье, Милость Мир
Находит у людей.

Язычник ты иль иудей,
Чтоб Бог пришёл в твой край,
Люби людей, Прощай людей,
Жалей и Примиряй.

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Based on
  • a text in English by William Blake (1757 - 1827), "The divine image", appears in Songs of Innocence and Experience, in Songs of Innocence, no. 12, first published 1789 GER
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Peter George Aston, Gary Bachlund, William Bolcom, Vincent Henry Palmer Caillard, Sir, Henry Leland Clarke, Norman Curtis, Katherine Kennicott Davis, Edward Joseph Dent, Harry Farjeon, Willard Samuel Fast, Bernard Sidney Garte, Ole Carsten Green, Tony Hewitt-Jones, Clarence S. Hill, Joseph Charles Holbrooke, Ben Johnston, Kelsey Jones, Perry Otis Jones, Wilfred Josephs, John Pierre Herman Joubert, Ty Kroll, Austin Cole Lovelace, Otto Luening, Stanley Robert Marchant, Sir, William James Mathias, George Frederick McKay, Michael Richard Miller, John Mitchell, Ellen Raskin, Alec Rowley, Thomas Schubert, Dmitri Nikolaevich Smirnov, Ronald Stevenson, John Austin Sykes, Dom Thomas Symons, David Evan Thomas, Virgil Garnett Thomson, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Ernest Walker, Vally Weigl, née Pick, Rudolph T. Werther. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2008-01-17 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:34

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Word count: 77