1072. Count Your Blessings

1. When upon life’s billows you are tempest tossed,
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.

Refrain
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
Count your blessings, see what God hath done!
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.

2. Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
Count your many blessings, every doubt will fly,
And you will keep singing as the days go by. [Refrain]

3. When you look at others with their lands and gold,
Think that Christ has promised you His wealth untold;
Count your many blessings. Wealth can never buy
Your reward in heaven, nor your home on high. [Refrain]

4. So, amid the conflict whether great or small,
Do not be disheartened, God is over all;
Count your many blessings, angels will attend,
Help and comfort give you to your journey’s end. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: When upon life's billows you are tempest tossed
Title: Count Your Blessings
Author: Johnson Oatman, Jr. (1897)
Source: Songs for Young People, by Edwin Excell (Chicago, Illinois: Curts & Jennings, 1897), number 34.
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Count your blessings, name them one by one
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [When upon life's billows you are tempest tossed]
Composer: Edwin Othello Excell
Incipit: 33345 55343 42345
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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