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Numberless blessings

Count my blessings, Father bid me

Author: Henry J. Zelley
Tune: [Count my blessings, Rather bid me]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Count my Blessings? Rather bid me
Count the stars in heav’n above,
As to number up before thee
All the proofs of Father’s love.

Refrain:
Count my Blessings? No, I cannot,
‘Tis a task too great for me;
For they’re like the stars in number,
Or the sand beside the sea.

2 Count my Blessings? On the sea shore
Canst thou count the sand-grains there?
Nor can human thought e’er number
All God’s acts of tender care. [Refrain]

3 Count my Blessings? I will do it
If thou’lt count the flakes of snow;
For my blessings are as many,
That from boundless mercy flow. [Refrain]

4 Count my Blessings? Tho’ you surely
Count the raindrops as they fall,
Yet no child of God can ever
Count His blessings, one and all. [Refrain]

Source: Hymns of the Kingdom: for use in religious meetings #5

Author: Henry J. Zelley

Henry Jeffreys Zelley was born at Mt. Holly, NJ, on Mar. 15, 1859. Educated in the Mt. Holly public schools, at Pennington Seminary, and at Taylor University, where he earned his M. A., Ph. D., and D. D. degrees, he became a Methodist minister in 1882 and first served in the New Jersey Conference as a statistical secretary, treasurer, and trustee, becoming a promoter of the campmeeting movement. Noted for his evangelistic fervor, Zelley produced over 1500 poems, hymns, and gospel songs. One of his songs, "He Brought Me Out" with music by Henry L. Gilmour, appears in several denominational hymnals. Cyberhymnal also lists "When Israel Out of Bondage Came" or "He Rolled the Sea Away" with music by Gilmour too. Another of Zelley’s so… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Count my blessings, Father bid me
Title: Numberless blessings
Author: Henry J. Zelley



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