1 Restless souls, why do you scatter
like a flock of frightened sheep?
Doubting hearts, why do you wander
from a love so true and deep?

2 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.

3 There is no place where earth's sorrows
are more keenly felt than heaven;
there is no place where earth's failings
have such gracious judgement given.

4 There is plentiful redemption
through the blood that Christ has shed;
there is joy for all the members
in the sorrows of the head.

5 For the love of God is broader
than the measure of our mind,
and the heart of the eternal
is most wonderfully kind.

6 If our love were but more simple
we should take him at his word,
and our lives would find fulfilment
in the goodness of the Lord.

Jubilate Hymns Version of Souls of men, why will you scatter, Frederick W. Faber (1814 - 1863)
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