The Gospel of Matthew 5:7 (ESV), beginning of the Sermon on the Mount.
There written all Black as the damning drops that fall From the denouncing Angel's pen, Ere mercy weeps them out again.thomas moore
" And now that Thou has restored to me the knowledge of Thyself, O Lord, let thy pardon fall on me, since Thy infinite mercy is not better known in anything than in pardoning a Dismas (the traditional name of the good thief) on the Cross and a Dominicus Corea on the gallows. If in Hell there is room for sinners, in Heaven also there is room for penitents."dominicus corea
Lighten our darkness, we beseech thee,O Lord; and by thy great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night.
Here lie I, Martin Elginbrodde: Hae mercy o'my soul, Lord God; As I wad do, were I Lord God, And ye were Martin Elginbrodde.George MacDonald
Our rule is the works of mercy… It is the way of sacrifice, worship, a sense of reverence.dorothy day
This day, much against my will, I did in Drury Lane see two or three houses marked with a red cross upon the doors, and "Lord have mercy upon us" writ there; which was a sad sight to me, being the first of the kind that, to my remembrance, I ever saw. It put me into an ill conception of myself and my smell, so that I was forced to buy some roll-tobacco to smell to and chaw, which took away the apprehension.Samuel Pepys
Reason to rule, mercy to forgive: The first is law, the last prerogative.john dryden
Inescapably, the realization was being borne in upon my preconditioned mind that the centuries-old and universally accepted human concept of wolf character was a palpable lie. On three separate occasions in less than a week I had been completely at the mercy of these 'savage killers'; but far from attempting to tear me limb from limb, they had displayed a restraint verging on contempt, even when I invaded their home and appeared to be posing a direct threat to the young pups.
According to one tradition, Muhammad insisted that “without the mercy of God no one can attain salvation by virtue of his action.
It grounds secular law upon Scripture, especially upon the principle of mercy . Alfred thus located his law code in a biblical lineage. His historical anthology of legal texts explains that the nature of Christian law is a system of justice in which mercy subsists.
To retreat now, I believe, would put at hazard all that we hold dearest, turn the United Nations back into a talking shop, stifle the first steps of progress in the Middle East; leave the Iraqi people to the mercy of events on which we would have relinquished all power to influence for the better.
We hand folks over to God's mercy, and show none ourselves.
Hark! how all the welkin rings, Glory to the King of kings. Peace on earth and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled.Charles Wesley
Chance and change are busy ever;Man decays, and ages move;But His mercy waneth never;God is wisdom, God is love.john bowring
So now, for mercy and honor shown to my people, my lord is barbarous; a tyrant, because he punished his would-be murderers, the right of their meanest citizen; a mere vaunting soldier, though wherever he went he brought Greece with him, the Greece he honored, of which these liars are the unworthy heirs.mary renault
Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.joseph campbell
Yet then from all my grief, O Lord, Thy mercy set me free, Whilst in the confidence of pray'r My soul took hold on thee.joseph addison
Our rule is the works of mercy… It is the way of sacrifice, worship, a sense of reverence.
It is better to guide one soul than to possess all that is on earth , for as long as that guided soul is under the shadow of the Tree of Divine Unity , he and the one who hath guided him will both be recipients of God ’s tender mercy , whereas possession of earthly things will cease at the time of death . The path to guidance is one of love and compassion , not of force and coercion. This hath been God ’s method in the past, and shall continue to be in the future!
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