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O Sing My Soul – Sunday Songs

O Sing My Soul is from the first EP of Matt Boswell’s Messenger Hymns.
Apparently he has a new release with Matt Papa later this year. I’m looking forward to hearing it.

The lyrics:
1
O sing my soul the ancient song and lend Your highest praise
To Him who is the King of old and dwells in endless days
How resplendent His glory, How majestic His name
Now to the Uncreated One, O Let the anthem raise
2
O worship Him our Father God, The Spirit and The Word
Who fashioned all things from His joy, and saw that it was good
What perfection of friendship, what communion we shared
But choosing death we fell from life, aside the guilty pair
3
Now hear my soul the gospel song, attend the joyful news
For Christ has come the perfect Son, His Father’s will to choose
In our place He did suffer, In our place became sin
The death of death, the death of Christ who stands alive again
4
Now people of the risen Lord, o hear the call to go
Into the world we have been sent as messengers of hope
Christ alone be our treasure, Christ alone our reward
Come bid the nations sing, sing with us, the praises of the Lord

Words and Music: Matt Boswell and Matt Papa
(c) Copyright 2012 Dayspring Music, LLC (BMI).
All rights reserved. Used by permission.


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Lord, From Sorrows Deep I Call – Sunday Songs

Based on Psalm 42, by Matt Papa and Matt Boswell, Lord, From Sorrows Deep I Call is another demonstration of how these two songwriters produce material that gives expression to themes that modern songwriters don’t automatically gravitate to, while composing songs that are engaging and singable.

I think there’s an album of their material (don’t know whether it would be new collaborations or some of the songs that they’ve written individually and together in the past) coming out later this year.
It will be worth a listen.


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Magnificent, Marvelous, Matchless Love – Sunday Songs

New songs from Getty Music feature on an EP called The Northcoast Sessions.
Magnificent, Marvellous, Matchless Love is a singable song of praise.

The lyrics:
1.
Magnificent, marvelous, matchless love; too vast and astounding to tell
Forever existing in worlds above, now offered and given to all.
Oh, fountain of beauty eternal; the Father, the Spirit, the Son.
Sufficient and endlessly generous, magnificent, marvelous, matchless love.
2.
Creation is brimming with thankfulness, the mountains, exultant they stand;
The seasons rejoice in Your faithfulness, all life is sustained by Your hand.
You crown every meadow with color; You paint every shade in the sky;
Each day the dawn wakes as an encore of magnificent, marvelous, matchless love.
Chorus
How great, how sure; His love endures forevermore.
Magnificent, marvelous, matchless love.
3.
What grace, that You entered our brokenness; You came in the fullness of time
How far we had fallen from righteousness, but not from the mercies of Christ.
Your cross is our door to redemption; Your death is our fullness of life.
That day, how forgiveness flowed as a flood: magnificent, marvelous, matchless love.
Chorus
How great, how sure; His love endures forevermore.
Magnificent, marvelous, matchless love.
4.
United in Your resurrection, You lift us to infinite heights
Could anything sever or take us from magnificent, marvelous, matchless love
Chorus
How great, how sure; His love endures forevermore.
Magnificent, marvelous, matchless love.

Words and Music: Matt Papa, Aaron Keyes, Luke Brown, and Keith and Kristyn Getty


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I Have A Peace by Matt Papa

I Have A Peace.
A track from Church Songs, an EP by Matt Papa that was released late 2016.

Lyrics:
Verse 1
I have a peace I can’t explain
That goes beyond the sorrow
For there’s a truth I can’t erase
Your love is my tomorrow
Through deepest loss, through highest gains
I have a brighter treasure
The grass will die, the flower fade
But God is mine forever
Verse 2
I have a peace when fears arise
And waters roar around me
Through many storms and sleepless nights
A quiet grace surrounds me
I know not what the future holds
I know who holds the future
When all I fear is all that’s true
Your perfect love is truer
Verse 3
I have a peace with God and man
For you have reconciled me
I was at war, you came, a friend
To serve and stand beside me
Though wounds are deep and anger burns
You showed me true forgiveness
So I’ll extend what I have learned
The gift the peace of God is
Reprise
Through deepest loss, through highest gains
I have a brighter treasure
The grass will die, the flower fade
But God is mine forever

Written by Matt Papa (ASCAP), Aaron Keyes (ASCAP)
© 2016 Common Hymnal Publishing (ASCAP), 10000 Fathers (ASCAP), Love Your Enemies Music (ASCAP) (admin by CapitolCMGPublishing.com).


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His Mercy Is More – Sunday Songs

I’ve featured His Mercy Is More previously, but I want to include it in Sunday Songs as well.
Matt Papa and Matt Boswell have done a good job setting lyrics that have gravity with a medium paced melodic tune.

This is lyric video.


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Christ The Sure And Steady Anchor from Church Songs

Matt Papa has included a version of Christ The Sure And Steady Anchor, which has previously been recorded by co-writer Matt Boswell, on the new EP Church Songs.


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His Mercy Is More by Matt Papa

His Mercy Is More, written by Matt Papa and Matt Boswell.
Sung here by Matt Papa from the five track EP Church Songs.