The United Methodist Hymnal


There's a Wideness in God's Mercy

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.

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. If our love were but more simple,
we should rest upon God's word;
and our lives would be illumined
by the presence of our Lord.

WORDS: Frederick W. Faber, 1854
MUSIC: Charles H. Webb, 1988; Lizzie S. Tourjee, 1877
Scripture: Matthew 20:16
Theme: Adoration and Praise; Call to the Christian Life; Forgiveness; Freedom and Liberation; Grace; Jesus Christ: Blood; Justice; Mercy; Presence (Holy Spirit); The Glory of the Triune God: God's Nature; The Glory of the Triune God: God's Nature