When upon life’s billows you are tempest tossed

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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.
  Count your blessings, name them one by one;
Count your blessings, see what God hath done;
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
    And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.
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Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
Count your many blessings, every doubt will fly,
And you will be singing as the days go by.
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When you look at others with their lands and gold,
Think that Christ has promised you His wealth untold.
Count your many blessings, money cannot buy
Your reward in heaven, nor your Lord on high.
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So amid the conflict, whether great or small,
Do not be discouraged, God is over all;
Count your many blessings, angels will attend,
Help and comfort give you to your journey’s end.
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Amarachi Miracle Ihuoma

Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria

I thank God for the lyrics of this song, which I sing with utmost gaiety. Indeed, His blessings are immeasurable and glorious.


Ada

This is my favorite hymn. Indeed my blessings are many, Haleluya.


Justice Jay

Iron City, Kasoa, Ghana

Oh, what an inspirational song!!

This song encourages me day in, day out.


Stephen Matt Amadalo

Nairobi, Kenya

Halleluyah to the Lamb of God. This is hymn is my long time favourite. I love it and today it is my anchor through that which I am going through.


Olaoye Femi

Osaka, Japan

This song shared a sure and easiest way to facing and overcoming life challenges. Counting ones past and present blessing will give hope and assurance of a better tomorrow. I often recourse to the song in the face of any life challenge and it has perfectly worked for me. Glory to God


Maduabuchi Cyril Onyeogaziri

Festac, Lagos, Nigeria

This is a particular song that I can't explain the feelings that takes over me whenever I sing it. My whole person feels renewed whenever I do this song. It is a very special one for me.


Olaseeni

Nig, Delta, Nigeria

This hymn is a total blessing to the world at large without regard to religious inclination.


Okey Nnannah

Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria

Am blessed and inspired by these song... The wordings encourages me in my Christian faith... God is ever faithful.


CM

Nairobi, Kenya

God is faithful!


Annette Haidemenos

Thanks - simple but fine!

In the Old Testament the basic thought with respect to blessing is that of bringing people into God's presence. But in the New Testament the Apostle, coming with God, not only brought people into the presence of God; he also brought God into them. There is a great difference between the Old Testament pattern of blessing by the priests and the New Testament pattern of blessing by the Apostle. The New Testament blessing is much higher and deeper. On the one hand, to bless others is to bring them into the presence of God; on the other hand, it is to bring God into them as love, grace, and fellowship.

All Christians are familiar with the word blessing. One hymn even says, "Count your blessings, name them one by one." Undoubtedly, the concept of blessing expressed in this hymn is that blessing is a matter of being given a good wife, children, education, promotions, houses, and cars. According to this hymn, these are the blessings we should count one by one. More than thirty-five years ago, I sang this hymn during the last few hours of the year. I would gather some together and say, "Let us count the blessings of this past year, one by one." But the blessing according to the pure Word is much different from this. According to the Old Testament pattern of the blessing by the priest and the New Testament pattern of blessing by the Apostle, the proper blessing is to bring people into the presence of God and to bring God into them as grace, love, and fellowship that they may enjoy the Triune God, the Father, the Son, and the Spirit. Hence, blessing is a matter of enjoying the Triune God.