10,000 Reasons is a pretty well-known worship song and has been used in a variety of venues. Just this summer I’ve sung it with our congregation, with about 900 high school students at a CIY MOVE Conference and with about 100 junior students at our week of summer camp. We used it as part of our song set yesterday in our morning service and it seems to really connect with groups of all ages.
Before we sang it yesterday, we played about the first two minutes of this video where Matt Redman (who helped write the song) talks about the story behind the song. Since I’m not a song writer, I find it interesting to hear about the process writers go through. I like what he shares as it gives the back-story to the song we love to sing and points to Psalm 103 and what it says about worship.
Redman also gives a good reminder that God is always giving us reasons to worship Him. Whether we are young or old, on the mountaintop or in a valley, loving life or struggling to get through the week, God provides numerous reasons to worship him. A good reminder not only for our Sunday worship sets, but for how we live Monday through Friday.