|First Line:||Souls of men, why will ye scatter|
|Title:||Souls of Men, Why Will Ye Scatter|
|Author:||Frederick W. Faber|
Souls of men, why will ye scatter? F. W. Faber. [Invitation: The Divine Call.] This is given from his Hymns, 1862. It really appeared in his Oratory Hymns, 1854, in 8 stanzas of 4 lines, with the heading "Come to Jesus." It is found in its full form in some collections; and the following centos therefrom are also in common use:—(1) "There's a wideness in God's mercy;" and (2) "Was there ever kindest Shepherd?" These are in several collections.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)