Composer: E. O. Excell

Edwin Othello Excell (December 13, 1851 – June 10, 1921), commonly known as E. O. Excell, was a prominent American publisher, composer, song leader, and singer of music for church, Sunday school, and evangelistic meetings during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Some of the significant collaborators in his vocal and publishing work included Sam P. Jones, William E. Biederwolf, Gipsy Smith, Charles Reign Scoville, J. Wilbur Chapman, W. E. M. Hackleman, Charles H. Gabriel and D. B. Towner. His 1909 stanza selection and arrangement of "Amazing Grace" became the most widely used and familiar setting of that hymn by the second half of the twentieth century. The influence of his sacred music on American popular culture throu… Go to person page >

Tune Information

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


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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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #644
Text: Count Your Blessings
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Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #231
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The Cyber Hymnal #1072
Text: Count Your Blessings
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Timeless Truths #215
Text: Count Your Blessings (Chorus)
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