There's a wideness in God's mercy
like the wideness of the sea;
there's a kindness in
which is more than liberty.
There's no place where human sorrows
are more deeply
felt than heav'n;
there's no place where human failings
have such kindly judgments giv'n.
For the love of God is
than the measures of our mind;
heart of the Eternal
is most wonderfully kind.
But we make that love too narrow
by the limits of
and we magnify God's strictness
zeal Love will not own.
There is grace enough for thousands
of new worlds as great as this;
there is room for fresh
in that endless world of bliss.
love were but more simple
we would trust the living
and our lives would fill with gladness
the joy of Christ our Lord.
Words by F.W. Faber, altered by Colin Gibson 1993
Music and revised text © Colin Gibson
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