187. There's a wideness in God's mercy

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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 no place where earth's sorrows
are more felt than in God's heaven:
there is no place where earth's failings
have such kindly judgment given.

3 For the love of God is broader
than the measure of the mind;
and the heart of the Eternal
is most wonderfully kind.

4 If our love were but more faithful,
we should take him at his word;
and our life be filled with glory
from the glory of the Lord.

Text Information
First Line: There's a wideness in God's mercy
Author: Frederick William Faber (1814-1863)
Publication Date: 2005
Meter: 87 87
Scripture: 1 John 4:16; Ephesians 3:18-19; Hebrews 4:14-16; Isaiah 55:8-9; James 1:5-8; Job 11:7-9; John 3:34; John 8:11; Psalm 36:5; Psalm 57:10; Psalm 86:5; Psalm 103:13-14; Titus 3:4-7
Topic: The Living God: Our Response to God - in adoration and gratitude; God: in glory; God: in grace and mercy (1 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: John Stainer (1840-1901)
Meter: 87 87
Key: C Major

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