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10,000 Reasons

by Matt Redman and Jonas Myrin

10,000 Reasons

Today this favorite of so many believers joins in with the other songs in our growing practice of praise collection! The three verses of 10,000 Reasons leads the singer through a progression of thought as we sing out just some of those 10,000 reasons.

10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) was written by Matt Redman and Jonas Myrin. It’s based on Psalm 103 (my favorite psalm!)

Verse 1
The sun comes up, it’s a new day dawning;
It’s time to sing Your song again.

The words in this first verse are my favorite, reminding me to start my day by turning toward my God.

Don’t you love songs that echo the Psalmist’s way of talking to ourselves by basically saying,

“Hey, soul of mine! Pay attention! It’s a new day, and we haven’t even thanked Him for it, yet! Wake up, soul!”

That’s what this song provides, timely reminders as over and over again we encourage our souls to worship His holy Name.

Oh, My Soul, Worship!

Every single day, we can step toward Him. Today, on this unique, never-to-be-seen again day, we can decide to wake up our souls in worship.

Indeed, with each new day, the sun comes up, and it’s a new day just dawning.

There’s never been this particular sunrise, you know, that one that occurred today. There’s never been this new day, the one in front of you, right now.

Yesterday is past, and is now consigned to the memory bin.


Brand spanking new—full of possibility, full of promise, full of hope. And ike the words to this song suggest, how about if we bless Him all day long with our worship, and then, may we still be singing, when the evening comes.

Whatever may pass and whatever lies before me,
Let me be singing when the evening comes.

Psalm 103

My favorite Psalm is Psalm 103. Check out how this magnificent Psalm begins!

“Bless the Lord, O my soul,

And all that is within me,

Bless His Holy Name.

Bless the Lord, O my soul,

And forget none of His benefits…”

Psalm 103:1-2

If you look up this psalm, you will find that the psalmist recounts blessing after blessing, showing how merciful God has been to him.

In today’s song, the author does the same thing. In verse 2 we find just some of those thousands of reasons: He, our Lord, is rich in love. He is slow to anger. His heart is kind.

Verse 2
You’re rich in love and You’re slow to anger,
Your Name is great and Your heart is kind…

We recite the truth. We sing it.

Then, Finally…

Verse 3 takes us, like hymns of old, toward the end of our lives. The prayer is that we would be faithful.Faithfully calling out God’s goodness right up till the end.

Verse 3
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.

May we be God’s faithful worshipers, right up until that moment when we leave our bodies behind, and awaken in heaven!

10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) – Matt Redman (Best Worship Song Ever) (with Lyrics)

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