Songs & Scripture: “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)” (Matt Redman)

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This is my third post on my personal Bible study using worship songs as a way to learn my Bible better.  “10,000 Reasons” is a song incredibly rich with Scripture, and although I’m not the first to do this with this song, for me it was an excellent exercise to dig for more Scripture that is related to this song. Some of the phrases just pop up all over the place (“rich in love, slow to anger” is repeated in at least 5 psalms alone, so I did not add them all), but please let me know if you think of verses I’ve missed!

Verse 1
The sun comes up, it’s a new day dawning
It’s time to sing Your song again  (Psalm 113:3Lamentations 3:22-23)
Whatever may pass, and whatever lies before me (Psalm 34:1)
Let me be singing when the evening comes

Bless the Lord, O my soul  (Psalm 103)
O my soul
Worship His holy name (Psalm 29:2)
Sing like never before (Psalm 96:1)
O my soul
I’ll worship Your holy name

Verse 2
You’re rich in love, and You’re slow to anger  (Exodus 34:5-7, Psalm 103:8, Joel 2:13)
Your name is great, and Your heart is kind  (Psalm 118:29, Hosea 11:4)
For all Your goodness I will keep on singing (Psalm 135:3)
Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find


Verse 3
And on that day when my strength is failing (Psalm 73:26, Isaiah 40:30-31)
The end draws near and my time has come (Romans 14:8)
Still my soul will sing Your praise unending (Revelation 5:9)
Ten thousand years and then forevermore  (Psalm 86:12)

Note: credit goes to this post for starting me on these references!

With love,



3 thoughts on “Songs & Scripture: “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)” (Matt Redman)”

    1. Thanks so much for your original post and comment! I loved your layout and hope to do this for all the songs we use in my small group for worship.

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