There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy

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;
There are blessings for the good;
There is mercy with the Savior;
There is healing in His blood.

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 faith were but more simple,
We should take Him at His Word;
And our lives would be all sunshine
In the sweetness of our Lord.

Frederick William Faber

Copied from my grandmother’s hymnal, Hymn Book, Methodist Episcopal Church, South: Nashville, TN, 1901, Hymn #27.

But as for me, I will come into Thy house in the multitude of Thy mercy: and in Thy fear will I worship toward Thy holy temple.

Psalm 5:7

Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and Thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.

Psalm 36:5

For Thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon Thee.

Psalm 86:5

Note: The hymns in this hymnal are not titled. So when I do not know the hymn, I make up a title or simply use the first line.

Photo taken in Milton, FL, 2021


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