23. 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 no place where earthly sorrows
are more felt than than in God's heaven;
there's no place where earthly failings
have such kindly judgment given.

2 For the love of God is broader
than the measures of our minds;
and the heart of the Eternal
is most wonderfully kind.
If our love were but more faithful,
we would gladly trust God's Word,
and our lives would show thanksgiving
for the goodness of our God.

Text Information
First Line: There's a wideness in God's mercy
Title: There's a Wideness in God's mercy
Author: Frederick William Faber (1854, alt.)
Publication Date: 1995
Meter: 8.7.8.7.D.
Topic: Adoration and Praise: God; God: Grace of; God: Love of (4 more...)
Language: English
Notes: Alternative tune: HOLY MANNA
Tune Information
Name: IN BABILONE
Arranger: Julius Röntgen (1906)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.D.
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Dutch melody



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