274. Souls of Men, Why Will Ye Scatter

1 Souls of men, why will ye scatter
Like a crowd of frightened sheep?
Foolish hearts, why will ye wander
From a love so true and deep?

2 Was there ever kinder shepherd
Half so gentle, half so sweet,
As the Saviour Who would have us
Come and gather round His feet?

3 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.

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

5 For the love of God is broader
Than the measure of man’s mind.
And the heart of the Eternal
Is most wonderfully kind.

6 If our love were but more simple,
We should take Him at His word;
And our lives would all be sunshine
In the sweetness of our Lord.

Text Information
First Line: Souls of men, why will ye scatter
Title: Souls of Men, Why Will Ye Scatter
Author: Frederick William Faber, 1814-63
Publication Date: 1970
Topic: Invitation
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: John Stainer, 1840-1901
Key: G Major
Source: The Crucifixion

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