Sunday Hymn

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Will you come and follow me?

Will you come and follow me if I but call your name?

Will you go where you don’t know and never be the same?

Will you let my love be shown, will you let my name be known,

Will you let my life be grown in you, and you in me?

 

Will you leave yourself behind if I but call your name?

Will you care for cruel and kind, and never be the same?

Will you risk the hostile stare should your life attract or scare,

Will you let me answer prayer in you, and you in me?

 

Lord, your summons echoes true when you but call my name

Let me turn and follow you, and never be the same.

In your company I’ll go where your love and footsteps show.

Thus I’ll move and live and grown in you, and you in me.

 

There’s a wideness in God’s mercy

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 felt than up in heav’n;

There is no place where earth’s failings have such kindly judgement giv’n.

 

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.

There is plentiful redemption in the blood that has been shed,

There is joy for all the members in the sorrows of the Head.

 

For the love of God is broader than the scope of human mind,

And the heart of the Eternal is most wonderfully kind.

If our love were but more simple, we should take him at his word;

And our hearts would find assurance in the promise of the Lord.