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Wednesday Is for Worship: “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)”

Well, here’s a fresh one.  It’s been on my heart for about a week now.  I’ve been singing it.  My wife’s been singing it.  My son has been begging me to use it at our AWANA worship.  It hit #1 this year on the Billboard Christian Music chart and is connecting with the hearts of worshipers everywhere.  I’m talking about “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord).”

Written in 2011 by Jonas Myrin and Matt Redman, “10,000 Reasons” was published through Thankyou Music.  Redman’s performance and arrangement of this song is so uplifting, drawing you into worship.  The video below, which is the official video of the song, was shot in a magnificent church in Berlin that happened to be where Dietrich Bonhoeffer served as a youth leader.  It created a special backdrop and visual to the song.

You’ve got at least 10,000 reasons to worship the Lord today, but let “10,000 Reasons” give you another one as you sing along in praise to God!

Bless the Lord, O my soul
O my soul
Worship His holy name
Sing like never before
O my soul
I’ll worship Your holy name

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

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
Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find

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
Ten thousand years and then forevermore


If you’re interested in how the song came about, listen to Matt Redman tell the story here.


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