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,Frederick William Faber
We should take Him at His Word;
And our lives would be all sunshine
In the sweetness of our Lord.
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