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.
2 There is welcome for the sinner,
and more graces for the good!
There is mercy with the Savior;
there is healing in his blood.
3 For the love of God is broader
Than the measure of our mind;
And the heart of the Eternal
Is most wonderfully kind.
4 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.