Tune for Tuesday: His Mercy Is More

Tune for Tuesday: His Mercy Is More

Co-written by Matt Boswell & Matt Papa, ‘His Mercy Is More’ has the feel of a modern hymn that celebrates the wonder of the Christian gospel: though our sins are many, God’s mercy is more. Searching verses ponder the depths of God’s grace, through the form of the Christian asking just whether such a majestic and holy God could ever love people like us:

“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”

These build into a beautifully simple chorus of response:

“Praise the Lord
His mercy is more
Stronger than darkness, new every morn
Our sins they are many, His mercy is more”

At Grace Church we’ve recently used this as part of our Genesis series. When faced with the reality of humanity’s cosmic treason in Genesis 3, it is remarkable that God should continue to show kindness to us. The promise of a serpent-crusher and the provision of being clothed through sacrifice point us forward to Christ and remind us that though ‘our sins they are many, his mercy is more’.

The song was actually inspired by a John Newton sermon. Newton, who captured similar themes in his most famous hymn, Amazing Grace, said this:

“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.”

You can download the full song pack here or there are some chords here.