Saturday, March 2, 2013

Worship His 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.

If you don't recognize these words, they're the chorus to Matt Redman's 10,000 Reasons.  And they're precious to me, not only because they never fail to draw forth praise from my lips, but also because they remind me of a story.

The story is one my sister told me of a day when her family was running errands.  10,000 Reasons began playing on the local radio station, and it wasn't long before she and her husband heard a little voice emanating from the back of the car.  That little voice belongs to my four-year-old nephew, Asher, and he was singing the chorus to this song.  Jenna and her husband looked at one another with tears in their eyes.  The precious words of praise were even sweeter coming from the lips of a child. How beautiful it must have sounded to the One to Whom the praise is due.

You sing it, Ash - for 10,000 years and then forevermore.  I can't wait to sing it with you before the Throne.


Vicki said...

What a sweet story. I appreciate this worship song as well.

Lori said...

Hi Julie:
I was in a Mardels christian bookstore last week when this song came over the in-house music... when the chorus began you could hear about 5 different voices up and down the isles (including me!) softly singing along with it -- wanting to sing louder but just couldn't -- *grin*

Julie said...

Imagine the day when those 5 voices will be part of 5 million voices - what a sound!