Souls of Men, Why Will Ye Scatter

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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.

Source: Revival Hymns and Choruses #274

Author: Frederick W. Faber

Faber, Frederick William, D.D., son of Mr. T. H. Faber, was born at Calverley Vicarage, Yorkshire, June 28, 1814, and educated at Balliol College, Oxford, graduating B.A. in 1836. He was for some time a Fellow of University College, in the same University. Taking Holy Orders in 1837, he became Rector of Elton, Huntingdonshire, in 1843, but in 1846 he seceded to the Church of Rome. After residing for some time at St. Wilfrid's, Staffordshire, he went to London in 1849, and established the London "Oratorians," or, "Priests of the Congregation of St. Philip Neri," in King William Street, Strand. In 1854 the Oratory was removed to Brompton. Dr. Faber died Sept. 26, 1863. Before his secession he published several prose works, some of which were… Go to person page >

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First Line: Souls of men, why will ye scatter
Title: Souls of Men, Why Will Ye Scatter
Author: Frederick W. Faber
Language: English

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Souls of men, why will ye scatter? F. W. Faber. [Invitation: The Divine Call.] This is given from his Hymns, 1862. It really appeared in his Oratory Hymns, 1854, in 8 stanzas of 4 lines, with the heading "Come to Jesus." It is found in its full form in some collections; and the following centos therefrom are also in common use:—(1) "There's a wideness in God's mercy;" and (2) "Was there ever kindest Shepherd?" These are in several collections.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Australian Hymn Book #72
Carmina for Social Worship #d226
Catholic Church Hymnal with Music #177Page Scan
Chautauqua Hymnal and Liturgy #d71
Christ in Song #440Page Scan
Christian Praise #d312
Church Hymnal, Fourth Edition #670
Church Hymnal, Third Edition #711
Church Hymns and Tunes #268Page Scan
Church Hymns and Tunes for use in Baptist Churches #d487
Complete Mission Praise #607
Diocesan Hymnal: Hymns for Monthly Devotions Part 2 #d129
E. A. C. C. Hymnal #10
Everybody's Hymn Book for Church and Home #d275
Gloria: a hymnal for use in Sunday schools, young people's societies, and devotional meetings #107Page Scan
Gospel Hymns No. 5 #70AudioPage Scan
Gospel Hymns Nos. 5 and 6 Combined: for use in gospel meetings and other religious services #70Page Scan
Hymnal Amore Dei #94Page Scan
Hymnal for Schools #d155
Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d668
Hymnal, Amore Dei #94Page Scan
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition #611
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #251
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised #364
Hymns Ancient and Modern (Standard ed.) #634
Hymns and Tunes for Schools #48Page Scan
Hymns for Missions with Tunes (Words only) #58Page Scan
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #443a
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #443b
Hymns of Hope and Courage #d68
Hymns of the Centuries: Sunday School Edition #d231
Hymns of the Christian Life #d371
Hymns of the Christian Life #d369
Hymns of the Church, Ancient and Modern: for the use of all who love to sing the praises of God in Christ, in the family, the school, or the church; with a discourse on music as a divine ordinance... #298Page Scan
Hymns of the Kingdom of God #d359
Hymns of the Living Church #176Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit for Use in the Free Churches of America #556
Hymns of Worship and Service. College ed. #d293
Hymns: The Hymnal of Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship #d133
In Excelsis for School and Chapel #57aPage Scan
In Excelsis for School and Chapel #57bPage Scan
In Excelsis for School and Chapel. l7th ed. #d228
In Excelsis: hymns with tunes for Christian worship #163Page Scan
Mirfield Mission Hymn Book #121
Offices of Worship and Hymns: with tunes, 3rd ed., revised and enlarged #250Page Scan
Plymouth Sunday-School Hymnal #d167
Praise Songs, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes #98Page Scan
Redemption Songs: a choice collection of 1000 hymns and choruses for evangelistic meetings, solo singers, choirs and the home #224aPage Scan
Redemption Songs: a choice collection of 1000 hymns and choruses for evangelistic meetings, solo singers, choirs and the home #224bPage Scan
Redemption Songs: a choice collection of 1000 hymns and choruses for evangelistic meetings, solo singers, choirs and the home #224cPage Scan
Revival Hymns and Choruses #274Text
Rosche's Junior Church Choir No.2 #d20
Sacred Songs for Church and Home #d436
Songs of the Christian Life #172Page Scan
St. Francis Hymnal and Choir Manual #d313
The American Hymnal #d523
The Association Hymnal #d93
The Ave Maria Hymnal. 2nd rev. ed. #d156
The Book of Common Praise, being the Hymn Book of the Church of England in Canada. Annotated ed. #d594
The Book of Common Praise: being the hymn book of The Church of England in Canada (revised 1938) #799a
The Book of Common Praise: being the hymn book of The Church of England in Canada (revised 1938) #799b
The Book of Common Praise: being the hymn book of The Church of England in Canada (revised 1938) #799c
The Book of Common Praise: being the hymn book of The Church of England in Canada (revised 1938) #799d
The Book of Praise #397a
The Book of Praise #397b
The Chapel Hymnal #d221
The Chapel Hymnal #d210
The Church Hymnal #d373
The Cyber Hymnal #6253TextScoreAudio
The Hill School Hymnal and Service Book #d224
The Hymnal Companion to the Book of Common Prayer with accompanying tunes (3rd ed., rev. and enl.) #178Page Scan
The Hymnal for Schools #d155
The Hymnal of Praise #207Page Scan
The Hymnary for use in Baptist churches #468a
The Hymnary for use in Baptist churches #468b
The Hymnary of the United Church of Canada #468aTune Info
The Hymnary of the United Church of Canada #468bTune Info
The Institute Hymnal #d151
The Junior Hymnal #d94
The Liturgy and the Office of Worship and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum, or the Moravian Church #250Page Scan
The Methodist Hymn-Book with Tunes #318a
The Methodist Hymn-Book with Tunes #318b
The Mission Hymnal #d135
The Mission Hymnal. Enl. ed. #d166
The New Baptist Praise Book: or, Hymns of the Centuries #d357
The Packer Hymnal #108Page Scan
The Plymouth Hymnal #d473
The Sodalist's Hymnal: containing a collection of Catholic hymns set to oringinal and selected harmonized melodies, also The Little Office of the Immaculate Conception, The Vesper Compline Office ... #316Page Scan
The Song Book of the Salvation Army #d729
The University Hymn Book #d203
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