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511. 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 plentiful redemption
In the blood that has been shed;
There is joy for all the members
In the sorrows of the Head.

2 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 rest upon God's word;
And our lives would be thanksgiving
For the goodness of the Lord.

3 Troubled souls, why will you scatter
Like a crowd of frightened sheep?
Foolish hearts, why will you wander
From a love so true and deep?
There is welcome for the sinner
And more graces for the good;
There is mercy with the Savior,
There is healing in his blood.

Text Information
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
Meter: 8 7 8 7 D
Publication Date: 2012
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Penance: Sacraments; Alienation; Comfort (15 more...)
Tune Information
Name: IN BABILONE
Meter: 8 7 8 7 D
Key: G Major
Source: Oude en Nieuwe Hollantse Boerenlieties en Contredansen, c.1710



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