God's Mercy


There is a wideness in God's mercy, 

  Like the wideness of the sea; 

There's a kindness in his justice,

Which is more than liberty. 

For the love of God is broader

Than the measure of man's 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 all sunshine 

In the sweetness of our Lord.

F. W. Faber