Hymn – There’s a wideness in God’s mercy – Lyrics
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 no place where earth’s sorrows
Are more felt than up in Heaven;
There is no place where earth’s failings
Have such kindly judgment given.
But we make His love too narrow
By false limits of our own;
And we magnify His strictness
With a zeal He will not own.
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 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 all sunshine
In the sweetness of our Lord.
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- Verses: 3
- Tune: Daily Daily
- Meter: 87 87 D
- Style: Classical
- Usage: General, Advent
- Composer: Unknown From Hymnal: Paderborn Gesangbuch (1765)
- Lyricist: Frederick William Faber (1814 – 1863)
- Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
- Performance Copyright © 2011 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.