To mercy, pity, peace and love (Francis Melville)

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  • (Posted 2018-07-22)  CPDL #50601:     
Editor: Francis Melville (submitted 2018-07-22).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 31 kB   Copyright: Personal
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  • (Posted 2016-01-23)  CPDL #38301:     
Editor: Francis Melville (submitted 2016-01-23).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 27 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: To Mercy, Pity, Peace and Love
Composer: Francis Melville
Lyricist: William Blake

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredCarol

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2015

External websites:

Original text and translations

English.png English text

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.