A Song for Sunday: 10,000 Reasons by Matt Redman

This song hovered under the radar for me even though it’s on one of my favorite CDs of the year. It finally blossomed to the surface late summer. A friend at work was facing the loss of a loved one from cancer. I was wrestling with the idea of leaving my job without a back-up plan. Truthfully, God felt far away.

Then, I really listened to the lyrics, particularly the last verse (printed below the video).

I can’t begin to describe how much it has sustained me over the past few weeks. My prayer is that it will meet you where you are today and remind you of all the reasons we have to praise God.

10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)

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
Its a new day dawning
Its 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
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 (repeat 3x)
Sing like never before
Oh my soul
I worship your holy name (repeat 3x)

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