Bless The Lord, O My Soul
There are songwriters/worship leaders who get it. And I believe Matt Redman gets it.
That said, I have always been a fan of Matt Redman.
When I lead worship in college at our campus ministry, I was drawn to his songs because I felt we had similar tones – it was just ‘easy’ for me to lead in the key he wrote his songs in.
Then I dug into the lyrics and read the stories behind his songs. There was a reason why his songs (The Heart of Worship, Better is One Day, Let Everything That Has Breath, Blessed Be Your Name, etc.) resonate with me–they are straightforward and speak to God’s character. As I listen, I’m constantly reminded that the focus is God, not us.
The latest that has been on repeat in my playlist is “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)”.
It has a modern, yet reverent feel to it. I hope it blesses you as it has me.
It has reminded me that no matter the circumstance or situation, His name is to be praised.
“Whatever may pass, and whatever lies before me
Let me be singing when the evening comes.”