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There are a lot of great songs out there for the church to sing – A LOT! One of the things that I have really been challenged with over the past four years is selecting songs that are theologically sound! This includes both worship songs and hymns!

With this in mind, today’s Worship Wednesday song is a song that I absolutely feel in love with the first time I heard it. The song is “His Mercy Is More”. This song was written by Matt Papa & Matt Boswell.

This song is a glorious reminder of the mercy that is freely given to everyone, but it is alway an incredible reminder of the cost that was paid by our Savior.

VERSE 1
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
 
VERSE 2
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
 
VERSE 3
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
 
CHORUS
Praise the Lord
His mercy is more
Stronger than darkness, new every morn
Our sins they are many, his mercy is more

I hope you enjoy today’s Worship Wednesday song as much as I do and I hope that we will thank God today for his mercy!

Micah 7:14 – “He will again have compassion on us; he will tread our iniquities underfoot. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.

Written by Matt Papa (ASCAP), Matt Boswell (BMI) © 2016 Common Hymnal Publishing (ASCAP), Love Your Enemies Music (ASCAP), Matt Boswell’s BMI Publishing Designee (BMI). 

This month (October 2017) we are celebrating 500 years since the Reformation. Praise the Lord for Martin Luther!

We think of Martin Luther as a great reformer, Bible translator, political leader, fiery preacher, and theologian. But he was also a musician, having been born in an area of Germany known for its music.

When the Protestant Reformation began, Luther determined to restore worship to the German Church. He worked with skilled musicians to create new music for Christians, to be sung in the vernacular. He helped revive congregational singing and wrote a number of hymns.

In the forward of a book, Luther once wrote, “Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world. It controls our thoughts, minds, hearts, and spirits.

(Excerpt from the book “Then Sings My Soul – 150 of the World’s Greatest Hymn Stores”)

Since we are celebrating the Reformation, today’s Worship Wednesday song is Luther’s most famous hymn entitled “Ein’ feste Burg ist unser Godd” or, as we call it “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”. This song was written from the words of Psalm 46.

I hope you find hope and encouragement from Matt Boswell’s rendition of “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”.