Bless The Lord

Our choir at church is singing several new songs this spring, and I am so glad my husband (our music minister) chose a certain one of my new favorites, “10,000 Reasons” by Matt Redman. It reminds me of God’s immeasurable grace and goodness every time we sing it, no matter what kind of day I have had, and gets stuck in my head for days so that I keep being reminded again and again!

10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)
By Matt Redman and Jonas Myrin

Bless the Lord, oh my soul,
Oh my soul.
Worship his holy name.
Sing like never before,
Oh my soul.
I worship your holy name.

The sun comes up
It’s a new day dawning.
It’s time to sing Your song again.
What ever may pass and whatever lies before me,
Let me be singing when the evening comes.

Bless the Lord, oh my soul,
Oh my soul.
Worship his holy name.
Sing like never before,
Oh my soul.
I worship Your holy name.

You’re rich in love and You’re slow to anger.
Your name is great and Your heart is kind.
For all Your goodness I will keep on singing,
10,000 reasons for my heart to find.

Bless the Lord oh my soul,
Oh my soul.
Worship his holy name.
Sing like never before,
Oh my soul.
I worship Your holy name.

And on that day when my strength is failing,
The end draws near and my time has come,
Still my soul will sing Your praise unending,
10,000 years and then forever more.

Bless The Lord oh my soul,
Oh my soul.
Worship his holy name.
Sing like never before,
Oh my soul.
I worship Your holy name.

If you have never heard it, here’s a link to a YouTube video of the song.

I also found an article from Worship Leader magazine with an interview of Matt Redman about the writing of 10,000 Reasons that I found interesting. He sites Psalm 103 as the scripture background for this text, and that is also one of my go-to passages when I am down. It contains wonderful promises of God’s healing, protection and provision. If you need encouraged, read Psalm 103 today!

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