470. 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.
There is welcome for the sinner,
and more graces for the good;
there is mercy with the Savior;
there is healing in His blood.

2 There is no place where earth's sorrows
are more felt than up in heaven;
there is no place where earth's failings
have such kindly judgment given.
There is plentiful redemption
in the blood that has been shed;
there is joy for all the members
in the sorrows of the Head.

3 For the love of God is broader
than the measure of the mind;
and the heart of the Eternal
is most wonderfully kind.
If our love were but more faithful,
we should take him at his word;
and our life would be thanksgiving
for the goodness of the Lord.

Text Information
First Line: There's a wideness in God's mercy
Author: Frederick William Faber, 1814-1863 (alt.)
Meter: 87. 87. D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Tune Information
Name: BEECHER
Composer: John Zundel, 1815-1882 (alt.)
Meter: 87. 87. D
Key: A Major



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