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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 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.


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 grace enough
for thousands
Of new worlds as great as this;
There is room for fresh creations
In that upper home of bliss.


For the love of God is broader
Than the measure of our mind;
And the heart of the Eternal
Is most wonderfully kind.


There is plentiful redemption
In the blood that has been shed;
There is joy for all the members
In the sorrows of the Head.


’Tis not all we owe to Jesus;
It is something more than all;
Greater good because of evil,
Larger mercy through the fall.


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.


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?


It is God: His love looks mighty,
But is mightier than it seems;
’Tis our Father: and His fondness
Goes far out beyond our dreams.


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.


Was there ever kinder shepherd
Half so gentle, half so sweet,
As the Savior who would have us
Come and gather at His feet?

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 7 8 7
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1854
      Bible Refs: Lk 1:50;
      MUSIC
      Name: IN BABILONE
      Meter: 8 7 8 7 D
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1906
        LIST OF MUSIC SOURCES
        Hymn/Song Book Song # Key
        # 270 No key
        # 647G
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 7 8 7 D
        8 7 8 7 D
        8 8 8 8 8 8
        8 7 8 7 D
        8 7 8 7 D
        8 7 8 7 D
        8 7 8 7 D
        8 7 8 7
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