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 plentiful redemption
in the blood that has been shed;
there is joy for all the members
in the sorrows of the Head.
For the love of God is broader
than the measures of our mind,
and the heart of the Eternal
is most wonderfully kind.
If our love were but more simple
we should take him at his word,
and our lives would be thanksgiving
for the goodness of our Lord.
Troubled souls, why will you scatter
like a crowd of frightened sheep?
Foolish hearts, why will you wander
from a love so true and deep?
There is welcome for the sinner
and more graces for the good;
there is mercy with the Savior;
there is healing in his blood.