Come Behold The Wondrous Mystery

About the song

Matt Papa's modern hymn, "Come Behold The Wondrous Mystery" was written with Matt Boswell and Michael Bleecker.  Matt Papa's version was originally recorded as a part of his "Look and Live" project.  

The song also appears on Messenger Hymns, and Sovereign Grace Music. It is frequently performed at The Gospel Coalition Conferences, Together For The Gospel, at churches like The Village Church and is a part of the "Hymns of Grace" hymnal published by The Master's Seminary Press. Most recently the song was recorded at Sing! The Getty Worship Conference. 


A Hymn For The Church

This hymn has been sung and performed by choirs, orchestras, bands and by worship leaders in churches big and small all over the world. The power of “Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery" is in it’s simple folk-like melody, paired with it’s ancient/poetic and gospel-rich lyric.  Because of this, it lends itself to so many settings and interpretations

I (Matt) read once in a book on art, that one mark of a great song or a great work of art is that the song or work becomes “the people’s”.  As time passes it begins to belong to the community, more than it does the writers/artists….to be associated with the community more than the writers.  I feel that way about this song.  “Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery” is not mine or Matt Boswell’s or Michael Bleecker’s song.  It’s the Church’s song.  And I praise God for that.


Use "Come Behold The Wondrous Mystery"
In Your Church

This website,, has created multiple resources for local church use including chord charts, lead sheets, an orchestration for churches who use choir and orchestra as well as various other resources. 

What is important to us is that your usage is being reported to CCLI. Click on the links below to view more information in regards to song usage: 

Matt's Publishing Info  |  CCLI Information


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