There's A Widness in God's Mercy
1. 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.
2. There is welcome for the sinner,
And more graces for the good;
There is mercy with the Savior;
There is healing in His blood.
3. For the love of God is broader
Than the measure of our mind;
And the heart of the Eternal
Is most wonderfully kind.
4. There is plentiful redemption
In the blood that has been shed;
There is joy for all the members
In the sorrows of the Head.
5. 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.
6. 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?
7. Was there ever kinder shepherd
Half so gentle, half so sweet,
As the Savior who would have us
Come and gather at His feet?