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BLESSINGS (Excell)

Composer: E. O. Excell

Edwin Othello Excel USA 1851-1921. Born at Uniontown, OH, he started working as a bricklayer and plasterer. He loved music and went to Chicago to study it under George Root. He married Eliza Jane “Jennie” Bell in 1871. They had a son, William, in 1874. A member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, he became a prominent publisher, composer, song leader, and singer of music for church, Sunday school, and evangelistic meetings. He founded singing schools at various locations in the country and worked with evangelist, Sam Jones, as his song leader for two decades. He established a music publishing house in Chicago and authored or composed over 2,000 gospel songs. While assisting Gypsy Smith in an evangelistic campaign in Louisville,… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: BLESSINGS (Excell)
Composer: E. O. Excell (1897)
Meter: 11.11.11.11 with refrain
Incipit: 33345 55343 42345
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

Count Your Blessings

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.

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Arrangements

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • PedalPoint Volume 19 Number 1 October November December 1999: Church Music and Study Helps for Pianists and Organists
    Composer/Editors Sharron Lyon; Kathy McManus
    Published By: The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (1999) pp. 31
  • The Piano Hymnal: 200 Favorite Hymn Arrangements
    Composer/Editor David Smither
    Published By: Trinity House Publishing, Inc. (1985) pp. 103

Organ Solo

  • Worship Hymns for the Harvest Season
    Composer/Editor Carolyn Hamlin
    Published By: Fred Bock Music Company (2012) pp. 28
  • Organ Chains 4: Thirty favorite hymns arranged in a continuous medley for Organ
    Composer/Editor Brent Jorgensen
    Published By: Jackman Music Corporation (2000) pp. 10
  • Classic DeCou: The Organ Favorites of Harold DeCou
    Composer/Editor Harold H. DeCou
    Published By: Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc. (1994) pp. 3
  • 3 Gospel Favorites for Organ
    Composer/Editor Dan Miller
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (1993) pp. 6
  • Gospel Hymn Voluntaries Number 3: For Organ
    Composer/Editor John E. Boalt
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1964) pp. 35
  • The Gospel Organist Volume One
    Composer/Editor Harold H. DeCou
    Published By: Singspiration Music, Inc. (1963) pp. 60
  • The Gospel Organist Volume One: Gospel-Song Arrangements Suitable for Preludes, Offertories, Specials
    Composer/Editor Harold H. DeCou
    Published By: Singspiration Music, Inc. (1963) pp. 60
  • The Organist Volume 65 Number 4 September 1961: A Bi-monthly Magazine for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Rob Roy Peery; John E. Boalt
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1961) pp. 3

Piano Solo

  • PedalPoint Volume 40 Number 1 October Number December 2019: The Magazine for Church Pianist and Organists
    Composer/Editor Carol McMillen Tornquist
    Published By: LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention (2019) pp. 11
  • Gospel Gold Volume 2: More Sacred Treasures for Piano
    Composer/Editor Pamela M. Robertson
    Published By: GlorySound (2011) pp. 10
  • How Firm a Foundation: Sacred Arrangements for Piano
    Composer/Editor Rebecca Bonam
    Published By: SoundForth (2006) pp. 15
  • Worship the Lord: Enduring Hymns of Faith for Solo Piano
    Composer/Editor Scott Sturtevant
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (2005) pp. 46
  • Grand Hymns of the Faith: 10 Expressive Arrangements of Favorite Hymns
    Composer/Editor Kenon D. Renfrow
    Published By: Alfred Music Publishing Company, Inc. (2003) pp. 10
  • Creative Keyboard's Complete Church Pianist: Hymn Arrangements for Every Occasion
    Composer/Editor Gail Smith
    Published By: Creative Keyboard Publications (2000) pp. 198
  • O worship the king: For Piano
    Composer/Editor Jeffrey Bennett
    Published By: Broadman Press (1999) pp. 13
  • Worship the King for Piano
    Composer/Editor Jeffrey Bennett
    Published By: Broadman Press (1999) pp. 13
  • Draw Me Nearer: Piano Instrumentals by Faye Lopez
    Composer/Editor Faye Lopez
    Published By: The Willis Music Company (1997) pp. 39
  • Grand & Upright Worship Count Your Blessings
    Composer/Editor Gina Y. Sprunger
    Published By: Preach the Word Ministries, Inc. (1996) pp. 1
  • Hymns Sunny-Side Up: Energetic Hymn Arrangements for The Sunday Morning Pianist
    Composer/Editor Dick Torrans
    Published By: Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc. (1994) pp. 12
  • This Is My Song: Hymn Arrangements and Service Music for the Church Pianist
    Composer/Editors Bruce Greer; Anna Laura Page
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (1993) pp. 40
  • Sunday Evening Praise: 35 Piano Arrangements
    Composer/Editor W. Elmo Mercer
    Published By: Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc. (1991) pp. 2
  • Blessings Unnumbered: Hymn Arrangements for the Piano
    Composer/Editor Nancy Muskrat
    Published By: Genevox Music Group (1987) pp. 13
  • The Piano Hymnal: 200 Favorite Hymn Arrangements
    Composer/Editor David Smither
    Published By: Trinity House Publishing, Inc. (1985) pp. 103
  • Just Hooked by Gospel: Keyboard Folio
    Composer/Editors Don Wyrtzen; Carol McMillen
    Published By: Singspiration Music, Inc. (1984) pp. 48
  • Favorite Gospel Hymns Book 2
    Composer/Editor Kathleen Dearing
    Published By: Prairie Bible Institute (1978) pp. 3
  • The Crusade Pianist Book 4
    Composer/Editor Tedd Smith
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1971) pp. 2

Piano and Organ Duet

  • Piano Organ Duets for Special Holidays
    Composer/Editor W. Elmo Mercer
    Published By: Benson Music Group, Inc. (1993) pp. 28
  • Dynamic Piano & Organ Duets
    Composer/Editor John Innes
    Published By: Laurel Press (1986) pp. 28
  • Gospel Hymn Duets for Organ and Piano
    Composer/Editor Rob Roy Peery
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1962) pp. 58

Piano Duet+: Piano Duet One Piano

  • Hymn Duets : With a Patriotic Medley for Solo Piano
    Composer/Editor Sid Richardson
    Published By: Belwin Mills Publishing Corporation (1999) pp. 8

Voices: Vocal Solo

  • Hymns: 150 Beloved Hymns Piano / Vocal /Guitar
    Published By: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation (2008) pp. 66
  • Tennessee Ernie Ford's Book of Favorite Hymns
    Composer/Editor Ernest J. Ford
    Published By: Bramhall House (1962) pp. 46

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #644
Text: Count Your Blessings
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Text: Cuando Combatido Por La Adversidad
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生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #445

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