The Wideness of God's Mercy
I have now walked with God for 50 years, and with every passing year, the wonder of God's grace grows and grows in my heart and mind and life. Last night as I was pondering the Wonderful Grace of Jesus, I came across an old hymn that was written by Frederick Faber in 1862. The title of the hymn is There's a Wideness in God's Mercy. I pray that it may speak to your heart as it has to mine today.
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 welcome for the sinner, and more graces for the good.
There is mercy with the Savior, there is healing in His blood.
But we make God's love too narrow by false limits of our own,
And we magnify its strictness with a zeaI God will not own.
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 simple, we should rest upon God's word,
And our lives would be illumined by the presence of our Lord.