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His Mercy Is More

Songwriters: Matt Boswell, Matt Papa

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His Mercy Is More

Performed By Matt Boswell & Matt Papa



Performed By Matt Boswell & Matt Papa

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His Mercy Is More
Song Lyrics

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.

Praise the Lord!
His mercy is more.
Stronger than darkness; new every morn;
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.

Song Story

The modern hymn, "His Mercy Is More" was co-written by Matt Papa & Matt Boswell, was inspired by a John Newton sermon.

Are not you amazed sometimes that you should have so much as a hope, that, poor and needy as you are, the Lord thinketh of you? But let not all you feel discourage you. For if our Physician is almighty, our disease cannot be desperate and if He casts none out that come to Him, why should you fear?

Our sins are many, but His mercies are more: our sins are great, but His righteousness is greater: we are weak, but He is power. Most of our complaints are owing to unbelief, and the remainder of a legal spirit. And these evils are not removed in a day.  -- John Newton

His Mercy Is More has the "singable feel" of a modern worship song that congregations can sing every Sunday, but retains the overall structure of a traditional hymn. 

“Hymns have an aesthetic density that isn’t present in all of the church’s songs,” continues Papa.  “They represent transcendence both as art for our culture and as a part of our sung worship of Jesus.  My own focus on the Psalms as laments and the beauty of their emotional honesty brought these songs to life.”

“When we sing a lyric like ‘Our sins they are many, His mercy is more’ that is a truth for all time, all places and for all generations and it is worth the effort for sing that truth.”   

At its core, and especially in the chorus, "His Mercy Is More" is a celebratory song although in the opening lines this isn't so obvious. The opening piano feels haunting and the questioning nature of the first verse acknowledges God's omniscience and into the second verse the conversation from the singer's perspective is concerned and questioning "what kind of big God would love a sinner?" But as each verse resolves, we are reminded that "our sins they are many" but God's mercy is more (Praise the Lord!).

That "Praise The Lord" is the real emotion that we should feel - that mercy "welcomes the weakest, the vilest, the poor" and allows us all to celebrate the fact that "His Mercy Is More." 

So as you sing this song, really shout out and sing the gospel because while our sins are many, His mercy is more!

Song Information
Artists: Matt Boswell, Matt Papa
Songwriter: Matt Boswell, Matt Papa
Themes: Forgiveness, God's Love, Mercy, Praise, Redemption, Salvation
Year of release: 2016
Publication Date: August 14, 2019
Language: English
Copyright: ℗© 2016 Getty Music Hymns and Songs (ASCAP), Love Your Enemies Publishing (ASCAP), Getty Music Publishing (BMI), and Messenger Hymns (BMI) (all Admin. by
CCLI: 7065053
SKUs: H1852-ASIDL , H1852-AATDL

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