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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Chizoba Obidinma

Lagos, Nigeria

words of encouragement


Egya

Ghana

Soul inspiring ✨️ 🙏 🙌 song 🎵


Ben

Accra, Ghana

Best song ever ❤️


Vynedison Ogar A.

Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

Inspiring hymn but it's spirit should stir us up unto receiving our inheritances, for the earth is the Lord's and the profit of the earth is for all. We are not just blessed with spiritual but with material blessings.


Obinna Odoh

Nsukka, Enugu, Nigeria

Soul lifting, inspirational and a consolation in challenging times.


Priscilla Oluver

Ontario, Canada

Spirit lifting and gives you a boost to start your day. I liked this hymn since I was a child and the piano is very well played.


Oghenetega Patrick Akpovwiare

Lagos, Nigeria

This is soul lifting!!!


Oni Yemisi

Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria

It gave me hope again and lifted my spirit. Thanks


Marion Iminza

Kakamega, Western, Kenya

Blessed 🙏 indeed!!


Grace Inioluwa Sonde

Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria

A prophetic song for this time! So awesome.

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.