As an artist who isn’t interested in simply making music for music’s sake, Matt Papa writes songs that center around God’s Word and doesn’t consider his job done until the lyrics have taken permanent residence in a listener’s gray matter. “If you can write a song that’s full of God’s Word and that song gets in someone’s head, that’s a powerful thing,” Papa says.
The call to live intentionally is a theme that resonates deeply through the songs of Papa’s new album, Your Kingdom Come. The main thing on his heart is missions and how he can inspire students to be the hands and feet of Christ.
He says: “I heard someone say once that it’s easy to lift your hands before God in worship, but if you aren’t reaching those hands out to the world, those hands lifted to God are worthless.”
“Open Hands” speaks to the idea of being flexible and available to God. “You have to live before God with open hands. We may have our plans and ideas, but at any moment, Christians, unlike the world, have to be ready to drop anything and totally do something else if God is calling us to,” Papa says.
In addition to issuing a challenge for believers to leave a lasting impression of God’s goodness and faithfulness, Your Kingdom Come is also filled with buoyant, unabashed declarations of praise, including “Hallelujah, Our God Reigns,” “Trinity” and “Here Am I, Send Me.”
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