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136. There’s a wideness in God’s mercy

1 There's a wideness in God's mercy
like the wideness of the sea,
and forgiveness in his justice
sealed for us on Calvary.

2 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 measures of our mind;
and the heart of the Eternal
is most wonderfully kind.

4 But we make his love too narrow
by false limits of our own,
and we magnify his strictness
with a zeal he would not own.

5 If our love were but more simple
we should take him at his word;
and our lives would be illumined
by the goodness of our Lord.

Text Information
First Line: There’s a wideness in God’s mercy
Author: Frederick William Faber, 1814-63
Publication Date: 1999
Meter: 87.87
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: God's Love to Us; Mercy of God; People of God (5 more...)
Language: English
Notes: May be sung to OMNI DIE 101
Tune Information
Composer: John Stainer, 1840-1901
Meter: 87.87
Key: F Major

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