596. 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 measures of our mind,
And the heart of the Eternal
Is most wonderfully kind.
If our love were but more simple,
We should take him at his 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
Publication Date: 1986
Meter: 8 7 8 7 D
Scripture: Psalm 33; Mark 6:30-34; Romans 8:18-39; Romans 11:33-35
Topic: Ordinary Time 11, Year C; Ordinary Time 16, Year B; Ordinary Time 25, Year A (17 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Calvin Hampton, 1938-1984
Meter: 8 7 8 7 D
Key: E Major
Copyright: © 1977, GIA Publications, Inc.

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