One of my favourite songs to sing in church that I’ve come across this year is Mercy, written by Matt Redman and Jonas Myrin.
It’s a song all about God’s mercy, displayed at the cross of Christ, “where mercy paid for me … where the wrath I deserved it is gone”. As Matt says, Jesus’ death is “the centre-piece of the salvation story, but also the most amazing expression of the heart of God.”
The second verse means it also works well preparing for celebrating the Lord’s supper.
I particularly love the refrain “May I never lose the wonder, the wonder of your mercy”. Simple words, but a natural and fitting prayer of response to having reflected upon the cross of Christ.
And at the moment, Matt and Worship Together are giving away a free download of the song and music here. Check it out.