From the recording The Troth Sessions

Recorded 10-14-02. Redemption after the end. The music is mine. The lyric by Frederick William Faber (1814-1863) was take from my Lutheran Hymnal called The Red Book, it was the hymnal I grew up with and which has subsequently been replaced at least a couple times. I think this song speaks to all times in the lives of men, and especially now.


There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy (Red Book #493)
Music by Rich Krueger
Lyric by Frederick William Faber (1814-1863)

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 is no place where earth's sorrows
Are more keenly felt than heaven
There is no place where earth's failings
Have such kindly judgement given

There is welcome for the sinner
And more graces for the good
There is mercy with the Savior
There is healing in His blood

There is grace enough for thousands
Of new worlds as great as this
There is room for fresh creation
In that upper home of bliss

For the love of God is broader
Then the measures of men’s minds
And he heart of the eternal
Is most wonderfully kind

There is plentiful redemption
In the blood that has been shed
There is joy for all the members
In the sorrows of the Head

‘Tis not all we owe to Jesus
It is something more than all
Greater good because of evil
Larger mercy through the fall

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 the Lord