Friday, September 22, 2006

Like the wideness of the sea

There's a wideness in God's mercy

Words: Frederick William Faber, 1862. Tune: Beecher

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.

There is welcome for the sinner,

and more graces for the good;

there is mercy with the Savior;

there is healing in His blood.

There is no place where earth's sorrows

are more felt than in heaven;

there is no place where earth's failings
have such kind judgment given.

There is plentiful redemption

in the blood that has been shed;

there is joy for all the members

in the sorrows of the Head.

For the love of God is broader

than the measure of man's mind;

and the heart of the Eternal

is most wonderfully kind.

If our love were but more faithful,

we should take Him at His word;

and our life would be thanksgiving

for the goodness of the Lord.

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