His Mercy Is More

September 2, 2018

 

 

 

Music is one of the greatest gifts God gave us on this earth. I am so thankful for faithful men and women who dedicate their lives to innovate and create incredible songs for us. Sometimes, I come across a song that seems to hit me right at the core of my being. It wraps up how I feel, how I think, how I act, and immediately strikes a nerve that is often hard to explain. One artist in particular has successfully struck that nerve several times for me.

 

Matt Papa has become over time one of my favorite artists. Pretty much every morning when I’m getting ready for work, I'm singing one of his new songs, “His Mercy is More,” which he co-wrote with Matt Boswell (who is also amazing). I wanted to share that song with you and spend a moment explaining why it is so meaningful to me. Follow this link to listen for yourself. 

 

What love could remember no wrongs we have done

Omniscient, all knowing, He counts not their sum

Thrown into a sea without bottom or shore

Our sins they are many, His mercy is more

 

What patience would wait as we constantly roam

What Father, so tender, is calling us home

He welcomes the weakest, the vilest, the poor

Our sins they are many, His mercy is more

 

What riches of kindness he lavished on us

His blood was the payment, His life was the cost

We stood 'neath a debt we could never afford

Our sins they are many, His mercy is more

 

Praise the Lord

His mercy is more

Stronger than darkness, new every morn

Our sins they are many, His mercy is more

 

Wow. You should definitely stop reading this until you listen to it at least one more time. It is such a great song. I am constantly in need of hearing the Gospel, and these lyrics show me God’s amazing, steadfast love over and over again. It tells us the story of a God who knows all and doesn’t keep track, sees us consistently and repeatedly wandering away yet still calls us home, and then goes and blesses us far beyond what we could ever deserve. This is the best news.

 

The last line of the chorus should be a mantra for believers in this world: “Our sins they are many, his mercy is more.” It’s a line keeping me humble with the fact that I cannot do this on my own and my good deeds are "like a polluted garment.” Yet at the same time, this gives me cause to celebrate that no matter how rotten I am as a human being, completely consumed by my flesh, God’s mercy is abundantly greater than I could ever imagine. Thank you Matt and Matt for blessing us with your art and the Gospel yet once again.

 

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