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173. When Upon Life's Billows

1 When upon life's billows you are tempest-toss'd,
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.

Count your blessings, name them one by one;
count your blessings, see what God has done!
Count your blessings, name them one by one;
and it will surprise you what the Lord has done.

2 Are you ever burden'd with a load of care?
Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
Count your many blessings, ev'ry 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 dishearten'd, 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-toss'd
Title: When Upon Life's Billows
Author: Johnson Oatman Jr., 1856-1922
Publication Date: 1999
Scripture: Psalm 136
Topic: Hope, Comfort; Struggle, Faith
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Count your blessings
Tune Information
Name: [When upon life's billows you are tempest-toss'd]
Composer: Edwin O. Excell, 1851-1921
Key: E♭ Major

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