45. There's a Wideness in God's Mercy

1 There's a wideness in God's mercy,
Like the wideness of the sea;
There's a kindness in His justice,
Which is more than liberty.
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 giv'n.

2 For the love of God is broader
Than the measure of man's mind;
And the heart of the Eternal
Is most wonderfully kind.
If our love were but more simple,
We should take Him at His word;
And our lives would be all sunshine
In the sweetness of our Lord.

3 Troubled souls, why will you scatter
Like a crowd of frightened sheep?
Foolish hearts, why will you wander
From a love so true and deep?
There is welcome for the sinner
And more graces for the good;
There is mercy with the Savior,
There is healing in His blood.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: There's a wideness in God's mercy
Title: There's a Wideness in God's Mercy
Author: Frederick W. Faber, 1814-1863
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2007
Scripture:
Topic: Comfort; Forgiveness; Freedom (11 more...)
Tune Information
Name: IN BABILONE
Arranger: Julius Röntgen, 1855-1933
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Key: G Major
Source: Traditional Dutch Melody



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