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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

music, it's a balm

balm  noun \ˈbä(l)m\ 

1: a balsamic resin; especially : one from small tropical evergreen trees (genus Commiphora of the family Burseraceae) 2: an aromatic preparation (as a healing ointment)3: any of several  aromatic plants of the mint family; especially: lemon balm 4: a spicy aromatic odor 5: a soothing restorative agency

I currently receive the blessing of worshiping in two of our church services on Sundays. It is a gift, a balm to worship in the congregation for almost an hour. Last week we sang 10,000 Reasons by Matt Redman and it stayed in my mind after the worship service. Thanks to YouTube the kids and I have been memorizing and singing along this week.

January is a celebratory month for us meaning I have additional responsibilities. Even though the Christmas holiday has passed I keep on chugging and planning celebrations! I love doing this for very special people in my life, however, after this past weekend my energy levels are low, low, low. This means I need to make wise decisions physically (good eating, enough sleep, exercise) and keeping my mind in the right place. Great songs help me move right along. Listen for yourself.

"10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)"
by Matt Redman

[Chorus]
Bless the Lord, O my soul
O my soul
Worship His holy name
Sing like never before
O my soul
I'll worship Your holy name

The sun comes up, it's a new day dawning
It's time to sing Your song again
Whatever may pass, and whatever lies before me
Let me be singing when the evening comes

[Chorus]
Bless the Lord, O my soul
O my soul
Worship His holy name
Sing like never before
O my soul
I'll worship Your holy name

You're rich in love, and You're slow to anger
Your name is great, and Your heart is kind
For all Your goodness I will keep on singing
Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find

[Chorus]
Bless the Lord, O my soul
O my soul
Worship His holy name
Sing like never before
O my soul
I'll worship Your holy name

And on that day when my strength is failing
The end draws near and my time has come
Still my soul will sing Your praise unending
Ten thousand years and then forevermore

[Chorus x2]
Bless the Lord, O my soul
O my soul
Worship His holy name
Sing like never before
O my soul
I'll worship Your holy name

Jesus, I'll worship Your holy name
Lord, I'll worship Your holy name

Sing like never before
O my soul
I'll worship Your holy name
Jesus, I'll worship Your holy name
I'll worship Your holy name 


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