Category Archives: Mercy

No. 155

This song does not have a title. I know it as “There is a Wideness in God’s Mercy”.

Verse 1:
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.

Refrain:
He is calling, “Come to me!”
Lord, I gladly haste to Thee.

Verse 2:
For the love of God is broader
Than the measure of man’s mind;
And the heart of the Eternal
Is most wonderfully kind.

Verse 3:
If our love were but more simple,
We should take Him at His word;
And our lives would be all sunshine,
In the sweetness of our Lord.

F.W. Faber

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No. 143 God is Love

In a world that seems to be rapidly changing (and not for the better), God is the same today and forever!

Verse 1:
God is love; His mercy brightens
All the path in which we rove;
Bliss He wakes, and woe He lightens;
God is wisdom, God is love.
Chance and change are busy ever;
Man decays and ages move;
But His mercy waneth never;
God is wisdom, God is love.

Verse 2:
E’en the hour that darkest seemeth
Will His changeless goodness prove;
From the mist His brightness streameth;
God is wisdom, God is love.
He with earthly cares entwineth
Hope and comfort from above;
Everywhere His glory shineth;
God is wisdom, God is love.

Sir John Bowring

No. 28 Give Me Jesus

The spelling of “fulness” in the refrain is as it appears in the hymnal.

Verse 1:
Take the world, but give me Jesus,–
All its joys are but a name;
But His love abideth ever,
Thro’ eternal years the same.

Refrain:
Oh, the height and depth of mercy,
Oh, the length and breadth of love,
Oh, the fulness of redemption,
Pledge of endless life above.

Verse 2:
Take the world, but give me Jesus,
Sweetest comfort of my soul;
With my Savior watching o’er me,
I can sing, tho’ billows roll.

Verse 3:
Take the world, but give me Jesus,
Let me view His constant smile;
Then throughout my pilgrim’s journey
Light will cheer me all the while.

Fanny J. Crosby/Jno. R. Sweney

Morning Lights

Verse 1:
When morning lights the eastern skies,
Thy mercy, Lord, disclose;
And let Thy loving kindness rise;
On Thee my hopes repose.

Refrain:
On Thee my hopes repose,
On Thee my hopes repose,
And let Thy loving kindness;
On Thee my hopes repose.

Verse 2:
Teach me the way where I should go;
I lift my soul to Thee;
Redeem me from the raging foe;
To Thee, O Lord, I flee.

Verse 3:
Because Thou art my God, I pray,
Teach me to do Thy will;
O lead me in the perfect way
By Thy good Spirit still.

Verse 4:
Revive me, Lord, for Thy great name,
And, for Thy judgment’s sake,
From all my woes, O Lord, reclaim,
My soul from trouble take.

Psalm 143/Will H. Young

His Mercy Flows

Verse 1:
O thank the Lord, the Lord of love,
O thank the God all gods above;
O thank the mighty King of kings,
Whose arm hath done such wondrous things.

Verse 2:
Whose wisdom gave the heav’ns their birth,
And on the waters spread the earth;
Who taught yon glorious lights their way,
The radiant sun to rule the day.

Verse 3:
The moon and stars to rule the night,
With radiance of a milder light;
Who smote the Egyptians’ stubborn pride,
When in His wrath their first-born died.

Verse 4:
Who thought on us amidst our woes,
And rescued us from all our foes;
Who daily feeds each living thing;
O thank the heaven’s Almighty King.

“By permission” is the only identification for the source of this hymn. If anyone knows the source, will you please let me know? Thanks!~~TSG

There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy

Verse 1:
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.

Verse 2:
There is welcome for the sinner,
And more graces for the good;
There is mercy with the Saviour;
There is healing in His blood.

Verse 3:
For the love of God is broader
Than the measure of man’s mind;
And the heart of the Eternal
Is most wonderfully kind.

Verse 4:
If our love were but more simple,
We should take Him at His word;
And our lives would all be sunshine
In the sweetness of our Lord.

Frederick w. Faber/Lizzie S. Tourjèe

Depth of Mercy

Verse 1:
Depth of mercy! can it be
Mercy still reserved for me?
Can my God His wrath forbear?
Me, the chief of sinners spare?
Me, the chief of sinners spare?

Verse 2:
I have long withstood His grace:
Long provoked Him to His face:
Would not hearken to His calls,
Grieved Him by a thousand falls,
Grieved Him by a thousand falls.

Verse 3:
Now, incline me to repent:
Let me now my sins lament:
Now my foul revolt deplore,
Look, believe, and sin no more,
Look, believe, and sin no more.

C. Wesley/F.W. Kücken/Arr. H.P. Main