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.
|First Line:||Souls of men, why will ye scatter|
|Title:||Souls of Men, Why Will Ye Scatter|
|Author:||Frederick William Faber, 1814-63|
|Name:||CROSS OF JESUS|
|Composer:||John Stainer, 1840-1901|