Michael Boggs Globally Releases First Solo Single In Seven Years, "Have Mercy"
Confessional Single Blends Boggs' Musical, Pastoral Callings; Boggs Receives 2021 Dove Award Nomination
"There's not a ton of songs in the worship world that are corporate confessions. We sing a lot about three categories: the glory of God, the gravity of sin and the grandeur of grace. That's needed and healthy, but we don't sing a lot of confession songs," Boggs offers of the transparent track he co-wrote with Josh Nichols. "And so we just thought, 'what would it sound like if we were to confess our own shortcomings and misgivings?'"
"Have Mercy" does just that, with listeners seemingly eavesdropping on a private prayer. While he realizes confession often has a negative connotation attached to it, Boggs concedes that confession is a bridge to the Father.
"It's the one thing that restores communion with God, so why would we be afraid of something that brings God closer, not further away?" he insists. "Although it's sometimes brutal to look in the mirror of your own confession, the Lord isn't afraid of it. So hopefully this song invites people to come a little bit closer to the Lord through confession."
Approaching every facet of ministry with the same authenticity heard on "Have Mercy," Boggs has learned to hold the tension of the various streams of his career. Whether he's stewarding a song or leading people in worship, Boggs is simply putting one foot in front of the other. It's what he's done every step of the way along his journey—ever since he decided to take a leap of faith, move to Nashville and preach with lyric and melody.
Dove Award-nominated this year for "Bluegrass/Country/
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