This was written by Frederick William Faber in 1862.
The music below is a new tune by High Street Hymns.
(Try as I might I couldn’t find the actual name of the composer.)
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’s a welcome for the sinner and more graces for the good.
There is mercy with the Savior, there is healing in His blood.
There’s no place where earthen sorrow is felt more than in heaven.
There’s no place where earthly failings have forgiveness freely giv’n.
There is plentiful redemption in the blood that has been shed.
There is joy for all the members and the sorrows of a Head.
For the love of God is broader than the measure of our mind.
And the heart of the eternal is most wonderfully kind.
If our love were but more faithful we should take Him at His word.
And our lives would be thanksgiving for the goodness of the Lord…
For the goodness of the Lord.