10,000 reasons…

sunriseThe 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

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

I woke up this morning to this song and was struck by the words. Whatever may pass, and whatever lies before me Let me be singing when the evening comes I have learned while journeying through grief and just plain crummy days sometimes that at times my song may be a lament or something that isn’t a joyful proclamation, but even on those days when my song may not be joyful, may my voice be singing of his presence, provision and protection and comfort. 

You’re rich in love, and You’re slow to anger10,000 reasons
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

Wow, 10,000 reasons for my heart to find to Bless the Lord O my soul…
There is a great invitation to consider all that God has blessed me with. I know so mnay of us have sung this song with passion and purpose, but do we live out the words? Do we trust God’s great name and kind heart? Do we keep on singing because of his goodness? 10,000 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

Having worked for Hospice, I can picture failing strength and those who have left this earth with the confidence that they will sing His praise unending… When my time comes, I am confident of that as well, but until that time, I will keep singing the words…

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

Will you join me in living out the words to this song?
I don’t believe it is an invitation to deny where we struggle or deny when we can not find the words to sing.
I do believe it is a place to cling to God’s goodness, even in the valley!

Sing like never before….

Author: trishborgdorff

I am on a life long journey to live with integrity, honesty, kindness and full of grace.

2 thoughts on “10,000 reasons…”

  1. We sang it today- in two separate services. I figured I’d better pay attention to the words if I sing them twice in two hours! I have your cowl ready. It’s nice. Let me know when someone is coming this way. Or I may be able to give it along with the CRC office people. One for you- one for Arlene.

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  2. Riley’s song…she sang it all the time! Top of her off key voice. Love her for that. We used it at her service and still play it. Yes the words! What a testimony of her life and now ours as we are left here to move on. Be Blessed now as you adjust to home!

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