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THE GOD OF LOVE


There's a Wideness in God's Mercy 22
(WELESLY 8,7,8,7)
Fredrick W. Faber, 1854 Lizzie S. Tourjee, 1878
 
1.
There's a wide-ness in God's mer-cy,

Like the wide-ness of the sea;
There's a kind-ness in his jus-tice,
Which is more than lib-er-ty

2.
If our love were but more sim-ple,

We should take him at his word;
And our lives would be all sunshine
In the sweet-ness of our Lord

3.
For the love of God is broad -er

Than the meas-ure of man's mind;
And the heart of the E - ter - nal
Is most won - der-fu-ly kind
A-men







The King of Love My Shepherd Is 23
(DOMINUS REGIT ME. 8,7,8,7)
Henry W. Baker, 1868 John B. Dykes, 1868
 
1.
The King of love my Shep-herd is,

Whose good ness fail-eth nev-er;
I noth-ing lack if I am his,
And he is mine for-ev er.

2.
Where streams of liv-ing wa-ter flow,

My ran-somed soul he lead-eth,
And, where the ver-dant pas-tures grow,
With food ce-les-tial feed-eth.

3.
Per verse and fool-ish oft I strayed,

But yet in love he sought me,
And on his shoulder gen-tly laid, And home, re-joic-ing brought me.

4.
In death's dark vale I fear no ill

With thee, dear Lord, be side me;
Thy rod and staff my com-fort still,
Thy cross be- fore to guide me.

5.
And so through all the length of days,

Thy good-ness fail-eth nev-er;
Good Shepherd, may I sing thy praise
With-in thy house for-ev-er.





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