'Heaven and Hell' by Francis Thompson
'Tis said there were no thought of hell,
Save hell were taught; that there should be
A Heaven for all's self-credible.
Not so the thing appears to me.
'Tis Heaven that lies beyond our sights,
And hell too possible that proves;
For all can feel the God that smites,
But ah, how few the God that loves!
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606–1669) was a Dutch painter, printmaker and draughtsman.
Francis Thompson (1859–1907) was an English and Catholic poet.