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Mercy is a song, singing to my heart
Telling me it’s okay, come just as you are
I never heard a melody, like the one they’re singing over me
And I just wanna sing along, ’cause mercy is a song
Freedom is a choir, swaying back and forth
Shining in the shadow of a stain-glassed Sunday morning
Shouting hallelujah, yesterday is gone
Oh, freedom is a choir and mercy is a song
Singing oh, there is a life for every soul
No matter where you’ve been just come on home
Let all God’s children sing along
Hallelujah, chains are gone
Mercy is a song
Guilty is a lie, spoken by a fear
Saying after what you’ve done, you don’t deserve to be free
But I can look him in the eye, and say this time you’re wrong
‘Cause guilty is a lie, oh, but mercy is a song
Singing oh, there is a life for every soul
No matter where you’ve been just come on home
Let all God’s children sing along
Hallelujah, chains are gone
Mercy is a song
A song of the redeemed
I want to set free
A glimpse of what waits for you and me
Heaven is a mansion, a promise in the sky
That one day we will be singing with those angels up on high
That old familiar melody, like we’ve known it all along
Oh, heaven is a mansion and mercy is a song
Heaven is a mansion and mercy is a song
Oh, tell me, can you hear it?
Singing oh, there is a life for every soul
(There is a life for every soul)
No matter where you’ve been just come along
(No matter where you’ve been, where you’ve been)
Let all God’s children sing along (sing along)
Hallelujah, chains are gone
Let all God’s children sing along (sing along)
Hallelujah, chains are gone
Mercy is a song (oh)
Mercy is a song (oh)
Mercy is a song (oh)

Songwriters: Matthew West / Jordan Feliz / AJ Pruis
Mercy Is A Song lyrics © Capitol Christian Music Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

About This Song

a few notes from Joe B., Music Director

So many of us believe that if we could somehow get our acts together, then they could come before God. They could then have the kind of relationship they've always wanted and have seen others seemingly have. So many believe deep down that they don't deserve the mercy God so freely offers. As the words in this song get into the hearts of us who struggle with this idea, I believe it can change everything. In fact, I believe if we knew how truly loved we are, there would be nothing to hold us back from what God is wanting to do in our lives. It's so freeing to come to this understanding that our identity doesn't have to be defined by the things we've done or the things that have been done to us - but rather by what HE has done for us. My hope is that this song becomes an anthem for all of us.

"This song is the reminder that God has already gone all in for us in the form of His son Jesus on the cross and that gift of mercy. In Lamentations, we’re promised new mercies every morning with the rising of the sun. So this song is that ultimate reminder that God has already done this for you. This is how great, how deep, how wide his love and mercy is for you. ...My favorite part of the song is the reminder that God, in all of His mercy, has given us the ultimate promise that this messed-up world where we live right now is not our home. I know so much of Christian music points to the promise of heaven, but I haven’t heard too many songs lately that did that. I know I personally needed that reminder." - Matthew West


Related Verses in the Bible

Lamentations 3:22-23 | Titus 3:5 | John 14:2-4 | 2 Samuel 24:14 | Psalm 86:15 | Isaiah 25:8-12 | Psalm 145:9 | Deuteronomy 7:9 | Revelation 21:4-8 | Micah 7:18-19 | Luke 6:36 | Ephesians 2:4 | Hebrews 4:16 | 1 Peter 1:3 | Colossians 3:1-7 | Exodus 34:6-7 | Psalm 25:10 | John 3:16 | 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 | Matthew 25: 35-45 | Matthew 5:7 | Proverbs 3:3-4 | Galatians 6:2 | Ephesians 4:31-32