image :: Two Boys Carrying a Basket, Honoré Daumier (French, b.1808)
“Let Your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleas for mercy!”
There is no place where earth’s sorrows
are more felt than up in heaven;
there is no place where earth’s failings
have such kindly judgment given.
There is plentiful redemption
in the blood that has been shed;
there is joy for all the members
in the sorrows of the Head.
Frederick William Faber, 19th century