Number: 298
Title: There's a Wideness in God's Mercy
Composer: alt. Dutch melody Arr. Julius Rontgen (1855-1933)
Author: Frederick William Faber, 1854;
Theme: God

1.  There's a wideness in God's mercy,
    Like the wideness of the sea;
    There's a kindness in God's 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.

2.  For the love of God is broader
    Than the measures of the mind;
    And the heart of the Eternal
    Is most wonderfully kind.
    If our love were but more faithful,
    We would gladly trust God's Word;
    And our lives reflect thanksgiving
    For the goodness of our Lord.