545. 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 has done.

Count your blessings--name them one by one;
Count your blessings--see what God has done;
Count your blessings--name them one by one;
Count your many blessings--see what God has 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 be singing as the days go by. (Chorus)

3 When you look at others with their lands and gold,
Think that Christ has promised you His wealth untold;
Count your many blessings—-money cannot buy
Your reward in heaven, nor your home on high. (Chorus)

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

Text Information
First Line: When upon life's billows you are tempest-tossed
Title: Count Your Blessings
Author: Johnson Oatman, Jr.
Publication Date: 1980
Refrain First Line: Count your blessings-name them one by one
Tune Information
Name: [When upon life's billows you are tempest-tossed]
Composer: Edwin O. Excell
Key: D Major

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