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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A Hymn that Speaks to God's Mercy

This is also another of my favorite Lenten hymns. "There's a Wideness in God's Mercy" is a hymn that speaks to the Lord's divine mercy. This hymn would work well throughout Lent, but, I believe that it is most fitting when used with the Gospel account of the parable of the Prodigal Son.

The hymn also reminds us that God promises us mercy. It is that same promise that He has made in every covenant, from Noah all the way to that of Christ's perfect oblation on the Cross. At every Mass, during the Penitential Rite, we recall that covenant mercy that God has promised us. We know that we are sinners, but, we trust in the wideness of the Father's mercy.

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