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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Ndy

Aba, Abia, Nigeria

He gave my parents long years to live 🙏


Gift Simon

Mowe, Ogun State, Nigeria

It gives us so much peace and create more joy and hope in our life's especially as I sing with my husband to the Lord of Lords


Simon

Nsukka, Enugu, Nigeria

The song is comforting for me. Each time I sang this song I meditate on on the words and am consoled by God's promises embedded in the lines of the song


Raphael

Lagos, Nigeria

I bless the name of the Lord for keeping me and my household in peace. God Almighty gave me my Canada provincial nomination after many months of waiting. Glory be to His holy name forever and ever. Amen.


Ariyo Alawode

Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

Lord I thank you. You averted plane crash for myself and others on 6 February 2022 from Lagos to Abuja.


Gloria Okere

Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria

Song that gives hope to the hopeless.


Naomy Sonkok

Eldoret, Kenya

How Inspiring is this...

So appealing.


Ohwonigho Henry

Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria

This song always give me reasons to thank God even when things are hard. It's an inspiration to me


Friday Ogbonnaya

Aba, Abia State, Nigeria

When ever I see people singing this song it touches my heart so much that I full with God's love 💕😘


Martha K Ledford

Kingsport, Tennessee, United States

So very thankful for reminders that our Elohim Yahweh is and always will be for us.

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.