585. 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 God's justice,
Which is more than liberty.
There is plentiful redemption
In the blood that has been shed;
There is joy for all the members
In the sorrows of the Head.

2 There is welcome for the sinner,
And a promised grace made good;
There is mercy with the Savior;
There is healing in Christ's blood.
There is grace enough for thousands
Of new worlds as great as this;
There is room for fresh creations
In that upper home of bliss.

3 For the love of God is broader
Than the measures of the mind;
And the heart of the Eternal
Is most wonderfully kind.
If our love were but more simple,
We would know the living Word;
And our lives would be thanksgiving
In the kindness of our Lord.

4 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 Christ's blood.

Text Information
First Line: There's a wideness in God's mercy
Title: There's a Wideness in God's Mercy
Author: Fredrick W. Faber, 1814-1863 (alt.)
Meter: 87 87 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2015
Topic: Reconciliation
Tune Information
Name: IN BABILONE
Composer: Julius Röntgen, 1855-1932
Meter: 87 87 D
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Traditional Dutch melody; Oude en Nieuwe Hollantse Boerenlietes en Contrdansen, Amsterdam, c. 1710



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