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January 02, 2021

Writing Hymns of Worship

There are many ways to glorify God.... and one of them is with music. But have you ever wondered how a hymnwriter goes about putting those words and music together for His glory? Ed Stetzer talks with Dove nominated artists Matt Papa and Matt Boswell about what goes into making a truly great hymn that's both one we love to sing and one that glorifies God.



Matt Boswell
Matt Boswell

Matt Boswell

Matt Boswell is the founding pastor of The Trails Church. Matt is a Native Texan who grew up the son of a Baptist pastor, and also grew to love the local church. He came to saving faith in Christ at age seven while his father was planting a church. Matt has been involved in church planting and pastoral ministry since 1998, and is also an author and hymnwriter.

Matt Papa
Matt Papa

Matt Papa

Matt Papa is a delightful combination of gifted musician and songwriter, loving husband, father, and inquisitive theologian. And with all those roles and attributes, he remains ever-focused on a singular goal: to help people see the beauty and glory of Jesus. Matt is a Dove-nominated artist with the album, "His Mercy is More" that he collaborated with Matt Boswell.

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Ed Stetzer

Ed Stetzer wears a lot of hats—author, speaker, researcher, pastor, church planter—as he helps Christians learn to share Christ. Ed has earned two master’s degrees and two doctorates, and has written or co-written a dozen books and hundreds of articles. Now he ministers as interim pastor of The Moody Church, teaches at Wheaton College, and serves as executive director of the Billy Graham Center and a regional director of Lausanne North America. Ed and his wife, Donna, have been married more than 25 years and have three daughters.

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