Modern hymn writers Matt Boswell and Matt Papa debuted at #1 on the Nielsen's Christian Praise and Worship Chart and #3 on the Billboard Christian Contemporary Chart, #4 overall with their new release His Mercy Is More -The Hymns Of Matt Boswell and Matt Papa. The album release coincided with the appearance of Boswell and Papa at Sing! 2019, a Getty Music Worship Conference in Nashville with events attended by more than 13,000 people in venues across the city. Buy it on iTunes here.
The album captures the pastor and worship leader soulfully delivering their modern hymns, framing both new lyrics and the timeless verses of the Psalms. "Many years, conversations, and tears are all a part of these songs. Our hope with this album is to help others deepen faith and grow stronger in the hope we have in the gospel of grace," says Matt Boswell. Matt Papa adds, "I'm so grateful this album exists - the songs are well-crafted, and I don't say that with any pride - I've never really felt like the owner of these songs - but a steward. These songs belong to the church."
Churches across the nation are already singing songs from the project, with the title track of the new album expected to cross into the top 100 on the CCLI chart (CCLI licenses and tracks the use of music in churches across the globe). Boswell and Papa will each make guest appearances at a number of dates with Keith and Kristyn Getty this fall and winter.
The album is distributed by Captiol Christian Music Distribution on the Getty Music Label. Boswell and Papa are each exclusive songwriters for Getty Music, and this release from the label marks the first album where artists besides Keith and Kristyn Getty are the feature. Keith Getty says, "Kristyn and I have been personally refreshed by the songs of Matt (Boswell) and Matt (Papa) and are so grateful for the opportunity to share them with more and more people around the world through Getty Music. Each of these guys is involved in local church ministry and a respected writer, musician, and leader in his own right."
In addition to Matt Boswell and Matt Papa, Getty Music has exclusive songwriter relationships with Jordan Kauflin (I Will Wait for You), Matt Merker (He Will Hold Me Fast), Keith Getty and Kristyn Getty.
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About Matt Boswell and Matt Papa:
Matt Boswell has been leading and writing music for the church since 1995. As a pastor, Matt has a passion for providing the church with hymns that are biblically faithful, theologically rich, and gospel-centered. He is the founder of Doxology & Theology, a ministry of conferences and publications to equip and encourage worship leaders in the practice of Gospel-centered worship, and a leader of the Messenger Hymns movement. Matt is a pastor of The Trails Church in Dallas, and he serves as Assistant Professor of Church Music and Worship at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife Jamie live in Texas with their four children. Matt Papa is a songwriter, worship leader and author who divides his time between Nashville and Atlanta where he serves a local church as a worship leader. Matt has ministered all over the world alongside gifted communicators such as David Platt, John Piper, Matt Chandler, Francis Chan, Rick Warren, Tim Keller, David Nasser and many others. Matt is also an author, and his book Look and Live: Behold the Soul-Thrilling, Sin-Destroying Glory of Christ (Baker Publishing Group) was Worship Leader Magazine's book of the year when it released. His songs have been recorded by or for Shane and Shane, Keith and Kristyn Getty, Meredith Andrews, Word Worship, Sovereign Grace, Centricity Music, Maranatha Music, and others. He is married to Lauren, and they have four children.