10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) (iTunes)
Words and Music by Jonas Myrin and Matt Redman
From the album 10,000 Reasons (Live) (sixsteprecords/Sparrow Records)
This week's featured song has become popular in recent years. Written in 2011 by Jonas Myrin and Matt Redman, the song is based on Psalm 103:1-5, calling singers to worship the Lord at all times and remember his holiness, his goodness, and his steadfast love. Jonas Myrin is a Swedish singer/songwriter and worship leader affiliated with Hillsong Church London. He has co-written songs with Christian artists such as Michael W. Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman, and Chris Tomlin. Matt Redman (b. 1974) is a Christian songwriter and worship leader from England who has been writing and leading worship songs for over 20 years. Together they have created a contemporary worship song that reminds us of the endless reasons we have to bless God's name.