“Bless the Lord, my soul, And all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the Lord, my soul, And do not forget any of His benefits”

Psalm 103:1-2— NASB

Psalm 103, the opening verse of which is the title of this blog post, is one of the most beloved and widely sung psalms in the Bible. It is a beautiful expression of praise and gratitude to God for His many blessings.

Have you ever stopped to consider why we sing “Bless the Lord O’ My Soul”? I’ve been falling asleep to this song (10,000 Reasons) in my head for a while now. And it got me thinking. Why do we sing these; words? It’s a beautiful, uplifting song that speaks of love and faith don’t you think? But what’s the real reason behind it?

Well, the answer lies in the Bible. The words “Bless the Lord, my soul” come from the book of Psalms, specifically Psalm 103:1-2. It’s a song of thanksgiving to God for His faithfulness, love, and mercy. In it, we proclaim that God is worthy of our praise and adoration, and we acknowledge that all of the good things in our lives come from Him.

But it’s more than just a song of thanksgiving. It’s a reminder that we should always be grateful for the blessings in our lives, no matter what those blessings may be. We should also remember that God is always there for us, no matter what. He loves us unconditionally, and when we sing “Bless the Lord, my soul,” we acknowledge that fact and praise Him for it.

Uplifting thoughts

Singing “Bless the Lord O’ My Soul” can be a very uplifting experience. It can help us to focus on God’s goodness and to remember all the ways that He’s blessed us. It can also help us to let go of our worries and to express our gratitude to God.

Here are some specific ways that singing “Bless the Lord O’ My Soul” can be uplifting:

  1. It can help us to focus on God’s goodness, even when we are going through difficult times.
  2. It can remind us of all the ways that God has blessed us, both big and small.
  3. It can help us to let go of our worries and to express our gratitude to God.
  4. It can help us to feel more connected to God and to other believers.
  5. It can help us to start and end our day on a positive note.

10,000 Reasons

“10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)” is a song about the endless reasons we have to worship and praise God. It is based on Psalm 103:1-5, which is a passage that describes God’s goodness and mercy. The songwriters, Matt Redman and Jonas Myrin, wanted to create a song that would help people to focus on God’s greatness and to express their gratitude for all that He’s done for them. It explores the idea that we can always find reasons to worship and praise God, no matter what our circumstances are.

In Essence

Why do we sing “Bless the Lord, my soul”? Because it’s a beautiful reminder of God’s love and faithfulness, and a way to express our gratitude for all the blessings He’s bestowed upon us. So, next time you’re singing this song, remember the real reason behind it and take a moment to thank God for all that He’s done for you.

Singing “Bless the Lord O’ My Soul” can be a powerful way to uplift our spirits and bless others. It is a reminder of God’s love, goodness, and faithfulness. It’s also a way to express our gratitude to Him for all that He’s done for us.

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11 Comments

  1. Psalm 103 is one of my favorites.

  2. A beautiful encouragement to bless the Lord for His worthiness, Paula. Though struggling with a migraine today, I will be humming this tune for the rest of the day which brings a nice focus. ~Visiting from #TellHisStory

  3. Uplifting indeed. Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedLinkParty 131. Pinned.

  4. Psalm 103 always recalibrates me to preach the gospel to my own soul!

  5. Beautiful!!! I love the lyrics!

  6. And an attitude of gratitude is always so uplifting!

  7. Psalm 103 always brings me back to thanking God for the benefits He alone brings to my life. May we never forget His many benefits!

  8. Hi Paula,
    I wanted to let you know that your post is truly wonderful and uplifting. Your post captures the feeling of His everlasting love and how grateful we are for it. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful post at Crazy Little Love Birds link party #7.

    1. You are so welcome. I’m happy this spoke to you.

  9. Thank you for sharing this with PoCoLo – truthfully, I’ve not thought more about the words we sing at church, but now I’m wondering why I haven’t!

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