1 Are you heavy laden and with sorrow tried?
Look to faith to Christ, your Helper, Friend, and Guide;
Think of all your mercies, such a boundless store,
Tears will change to praises as you count them o'er.
Count your mercies, such a boundless store,
Count your mercies, pressed and running o'er,
All your mercies, count them o'er and o'er,
Lost in love and wonder at the boundless store.
2 Think of hidden dangers He has bro't you thro',
Of the cares and burdens He has borne for you,
Of His words of comfort in your deepest need,
Count the times when Jesus proved a Friend indeed. [Chorus]
3 Does your pathway darken when the clouds draw near?
Count your many mercies, dry the flowing tear;
Trust Him in the shadows dim and have no fear;
"Heav'n will be the sweeter for the dark down here." [Chorus]
4 As He looks from heaven down on you and me,
Know you not He chooseth what each day shall be?
Trust His loving wisdom, tho' the hot tears start,
Give to Him the incense of a grateful heart. [Chorus]
Flora Kirkland was born in 1862 in Kentucky, before moving to Brooklyn, New York. After graduating from school she became a public school teacher for the seventh grade. She was a member of Tompkins Avenue Congregational Church for which she wrote a number of hymns. She was very active in the Wallabout Bay Mission in that neighborhood of Brooklyn. Most of Wallabout Bay would be filled in to make way for the Brooklyn Navy Yard. She died 17 January 1911.
Brooklyn Standard Union, 16 January 1911 Go to person page >
Display Title: Countless MerciesFirst Line: Are you heavy laden and with sorrow tried?Tune Title: [Are you heavy laden and with sorrow tried?]Author: Flora KirklandSource: Christian Hymns No. 1 by William P. Hall and J. Wilbur chapman (Philadelphia: Hall-Mack, 1899)