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Hymn score of: Souls of men! why will ye scatter - Come to Jesus (Frederick William Faber/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

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Souls of men! why will ye scatter - Come to Jesus
(Frederick William Faber/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

Come to Jesus.

1. Souls of men! why will ye scatter
  like a crowd of frightened sheep?
Foolish hearts! why will ye wander
  from a love so true and deep? (PDF - Midi)

2. Was there ever kindest shepherd
  half so gentle, half so sweet,
as the Saviour who would have us
  come and gather round his feet?

3. It is God: his love looks mighty,
  but is mightier than it seems.
'Tis our Father; and his fondness
  goes far out beyond our dreams.

4. 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.

5. There is no places where earth's sorrows
  are more felt than up in heaven;
there is no place where earth's failings
  have such kindly judgment given.

6. There is welcome for the sinner,
  and more graces for the good;
there is mercy with the Saviour;
  there is healing in his blood.

7. There is grace enough for thousands
  of new worlds as great as this;
there is room for fresh creations
  in that upper home of bliss.

8. For the love of God is broader
  than the measures of man's mind;
and the Heart of the Eternal
  is most wonderfully kind.

9. But we make his love too narrow
  by false limits of our own;
and we magnify his strictness
  with a zeal he will not own.

10. There is plentiful redemption
  in the blood that has been shed;
there is joy for all the members
  in the sorrows of the Head.

11. 'Tis not all we owe to Jesus:
  it is something more than all, –
greater good because of evil,
  larger mercy through the fall.

12. Pining souls! come nearer Jesus;
  and, oh, come not doubting thus,
but with faith that trusts more bravely
  his huge tenderness for us.

13. 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.

Frederick William Faber, in: Schaff, Philip: Christ in Song, 1869, 440-442.

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