Archives For mercy

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). 

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Today’s Worship Wednesday song comes from Matt Papa and is entitled “His Mercy Is More”.

I love the words to this song. Here is the first verse:

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

This song reminds me of the beautiful words found in Lamentations 3:22-23 which says,

The steadfast of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

We can also look in the New Testament at Hebrews 8:12 where Paul reminds us of how merciful our God is towards us. it says,

For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more.

Let’s worship God today for his mercy toward us all!

Today I came across a great devotional from Eddie Carswell. He is the lead singer for the christian group Newsong. He was talking about the verse in Hebrews 4:16 that says,

Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

He went on to say that because Jesus, as a man, was tempted in every way just as we are – He knows the everyday problems that we go through. Because of this, He understands what we are going through and that is why He is telling us to come to Him  – but come to Him with boldness, asking for mercy and grace to help us when we need it the most.

Eddie went on to tell about Newsong’s road pastor, Bobby Joiner, and how he used this little saying to get this verse across to the guys in the group. His saying was this – “going steady with EDDY”. Here is what he meant:

  • Early – If possible, get up early in the morning before the demands of the day overtake you and give your first minutes or so to God in prayer.
  • Daily – We need daily food from the Father. Have a daily plan to feast on the Word of God. It provides us with nutrition for our spirits.
  • Diligently – You get out of your prayer time with God what you put into it. Put forth maximum effort to diligently focus on God and Him alone.
  • Yielding – Be ready to say YES to God. Don’t let any fine print be in the contract of your obedience to God.

Make God’s Word a priority in your life today! Make God’s Word a priority in your life EVERYDAY! Let’s begin to pray like we have never prayed before and let’s make praying a priority! What an incredible thought it is that God, the creature of the universe, wants to talk to me and has time, mercy and grace just for me!

Are you being BOLD?