Musical Encouragement #24- "10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)"

"Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name!
Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits,
who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's."
~ Psalm 103:1-5 ~

This Psalm reminds us to never forget what the Lord has done for our souls. I love that we live in a culture where every year, no matter how commercialized or secular it gets, we celebrate the birth of Jesus. Though this song is fairly new and not usually associated with Christmas, I find it very appropriate to sing. Soon gifts will be opened and traditions will commence. We will get wrapped up (pun intended) in all the craziness that comes with kids playing with presents and grown-ups eating yummy food and seeing old friends. But, in the midst of all that, don't forget the reason behind it all. Don't forget what the Lord has done for your soul. Remember, and be thankful for His indescribable gift.

As I look back at all these songs, filled with memories for me, I can't help but praise Him for bringing me through so much. This Christmas will be a very special one for our family as we settle into yet another ministry and a new church family. However, it really isn't a new family, just an expansion of the one God brought us into so long ago. And for that, I am eternally grateful. Merry Christmas!



10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)
by Matt Redman

Chorus:
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

*For more about this song visit my previous post

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