Singer and songwriter Mark Tedder has released his new single "Like Mercy." The song is taken from Tedder's new collection of songs entitled "Psalms, Sonnets and Meditations'. The first single 'Like Mercy' taken from Psalm 40 is out October 4th.
Tedder says, "Mercy is an interesting combination of forgiveness, empathy and compassion. It's not until we've hit the wall or experience trauma or pain in our lives, that we fully understand mercy. Mercy is part of God's character. He knows everything about us. He knows our thoughts before we speak, he understands the pain we experience, and just in time, he provides mercy and an emergency exit. God loves coming to our rescue. It's not worth pretending everything's ok when it's not because he already knows what's going on. Bottom line, He makes things right. Be patient and learn from the process."
Mark Tedder has been making music most of his life. From those early years in Arkansas in the southern United States as a 5 year old, bangingon the drums, music has always played an important role for him. Looking back in the rear view mirror, Mark and his wife, Carrie have been planet-hopping most of their lives from the age of 20. They started an international worship-equipping mission called Worshiplanet, which saw them, travel to over 40 nations training worship leaders and worship teams.
They've lived in the UK, Russia, Czech Republic and China. Their music has opened doors for them in North Korea, Tibet, Mongolia and throughout Northern Africa, Asia and the European Continent. Mark & Carrie have two sons and 7 grandchildren. These days they grow coffee on their farm on the Big Island of Hawaii and continue to write songs and travel the world.