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.
2 There is welcome for the sinner
and more graces for the good;
there is mercy with the Savior;
there is healing in his blood.
3 For the love of God is broader
than the measure of our mind;
and the heart of the Eternal
is most wonderfully kind.
4 If our love were but more simple,
we would take him at his word,
and our lives would be illumined
by the presence of our Lord.
|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|
|Scripture:||John 6:37; Psalm 86:15; John 1:9; Exodus 34:6; Matthew 11:19; Ephesians 3:18-19; Lamentations 3:22; Romans 8:31-39; Isaiah 53:5|
|Composer:||Lizzie S. Tourjée, 1858-1913|