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No One Worthy/10,000 Reasons



I learned a song at a multicultural worship leaders conference in Baltimore that weaves a simple and worship melody in Sudanese Arabic and Swahili alongside the popular song "10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)" by Matt Redman. This song can slowly introduce multilingual singing in a congregation, but you may want to consider reviewing pronunciation of the languages briefly with the congregation before you start leading the song.


A lead sheet and chord chart of this song are FREE for attendants of the Calvin Symposium on Worship on Jan.24-26 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Simply take a picture of our grayscale advertisement in the program and send it to us on the interwebs, and then we'll send you the song.


Lyrics for "No One Worthy/10,000 Reasons" are below:


(Arabic Juba)

Baba al fi sama mafitani ze inta

Baba al fi sama mafitani ze inta


(English)

The sun comes up, it’s a new day dawning

It’s time to sing your song again

Whatever may pass, or whatever comes before me

Let me be singing when the evening comes


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


(Ki-Swahili)

Baba wa Mbunguni hakuna kama wewe

Baba wa Mbunguni hakuna kama wewe


(English)

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


(English verse and translation)

O God, Father above, there is no one worthy like You

O God, Father above, there is no one worthy like You


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 forever more