His Mercy is More by Matt Boswell and Matt Papa

His Mercy is More

One of the reasons why Keith and Kristen Getty’s music has seen such wide acceptance for use in worship is because the tunes are memorable and easy for a congregation to sing, and the texts include solid theology that makes a specific concrete point. Many other modern popular albums of worship music don’t hit the high standard they have set. Songs that work for a rock band sometimes don’t work for a congregation.

Matt Boswell and Matt Papa, two songwriters who work together but live miles apart, understand that. Their songs have a long germination period (often spending months working on a song) and taking the time to get it right shows in the hymns they’ve written. The title track of their new album, “His Mercy is More,” is based on a pastoral letter by John Newton (writer of “Amazing Grace”). They paired it with a melody that is easy to remember and easy to sing but not trite or boring. It can quickly be learned by a congregation and can fit nicely in worship services.

The album has 12 more songs just like it, including a new Christmas hymn, “Come Adore the Humble King.” This album is a joy to listen to and a great source of music for the local church. (Getty Music)

About the Author

Robert J. Keeley is professor of education at Calvin College and director of distance learning at Calvin Seminary.

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