His Mercy Is More — God’s infinite mercy
His mercy is more is a Modern hymn written by Matt Papa and Matt Boswell. It originally appeared on Papa’s “Church songs” project. Here’s where you can find the lyrics and choral rendition by the Praise and Harmony Singers His mercy is more lyrics. You can get the lyric sheet and chord charts in Matt’s webstore.
The song 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 is a song which celebrates the loving kindness of God. We celebrate the fact that although our sins are many (and the wages of sin is death) God’s mercy is more.
The song however starts piano with a somber vibe. We lament on how impossible it seems that our God who is omniscient and all-knowing, remembers not our wrongs. And that there exists a love so great, that it counts not the sum of our transgressions. The authors describe God’s mercy as “a sea without bottom or shore” The reassurance that God’s mercy is more than our sins (sang forte), concludes verse 1.
Verse 2 portrays God as a patient father who is patient with us and tenderly calls us back to Himself. No one is exempted form God’s invitation. “He welcomes the weakest, the vilest, the poor”. Verse 3 talks about God’s kindness. A kindness that was so great that He shed His blood and lost His life for us. He payed off a debt we could not pay. Both verses once again ending with a celebration of God’s immeasurable mercy.
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.” — — Matt Papa
As you sing this song, be happy and grateful. Ecstatic even. Sing at the top of your voice because while our sins are many, His mercy is more!
Below are other beautiful songs about God’s grace:
- Lord for Thy tender mercy’s sake — Richard Farrant
- Amazing Grace — John Newton & William Walker
- To God Be the Glory — Fanny Crosby
- Numberless Are Your Mercies — Thierry Ndime