There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy I Can Not Find In My Own… (A song for your Saturday, and mine.)

There’s a wideness in God’s mercy 
I cannot find in my own 
And He keeps His fire burning 
To melt this heart of stone 
Keeps me aching with a yearning 
Keeps me glad to have been caught 
In the reckless raging fury 
That they call the love of God 

Now I’ve seen no band of angels 
But I’ve heard the soldiers’ songs 
Love hangs over them like a banner 
Love within them leads them on 
To the battle on the journey 
And it’s never gonna stop 
Ever widening their mercies 
And the fury of His love 

Oh the love of God 
And oh, the love of God 
The love of God 

Joy and sorrow are this ocean 
And in their every ebb and flow 
Now the Lord a door has opened 
That all Hell could never close 
Here I’m tested and made worthy 
Tossed about but lifted up 
In the reckless raging fury 
That they call the love of God

– Rich Mullins (my favorite poet and songwriter)


If you’d like to hear it as a song, you can listen here, or watch him sing here (and talk about how this isn’t his favorite song, but I sure love it anyway).

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