When upon life’s billows you are tempest tossed

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.
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.
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.
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.
Aluko Adewumi Kolawole

Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

The Lord is awesome. We human beings care much about those things we don't have and forget those things we have. Let us learn to appreciate Him for what He has done for us an wait patiently for those He has not done. The Lord will not be too late, neither will He come early but will surely come to time.

Moses Adeyanju

Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

I had a dream this morning that I was in a good and cheering mood and in my dream, I was singing this song alone.

Actually, I was trusting and praying to God for a breakthrough. But the song I sang in my dream, reminds me that I have been ungrateful and I haven't shown enough gratitude to God, despite all He has done for me within a very short time.

Dereck Brindle


Amid life's turmoil count your blessings!


Enugu, Cross River, Nigeria

God has bless me with this hymn.


Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

Not always do one come across such a lovely hymn. This is a big reminder to us from God especially when we fret. May God's name ever be held holy.

Dinci Penzin

Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

Whenever I have challenges or worries I sing this song and the joy and relief that comes with it can only be imagined. I thank God for His blessings.

Richard Tebbs Lether

Papaaloa, Hawaii, United States

Remember when? I do remember some 65 years ago, as a young boy sitting alone in calm pleasant surroundings, listening and looking up on a high whilte blank wall, gazing a long time upon a lone large beautiful picture of a man called Jesus.

I felt in my body that He put His love on m . He said I will came and live with you. "Do not be discouraged, I am God over all, I will help you."

Though the years the message and comfort this tune has give me has been an anchor and the promise that Jesus Christ lives. That He keeps His promises. He says, "I tell you the truth."

Arinze Sunday

Ikeja, Nigeria

Nice and lovely hymns, so inspiring also I feel refreshed in spirit. I decree in the name of JESUS be blessed.


Mombasa, Coast, Kenya

This song is a blessing.

All glory remain to God Almighty forever.

Christian Diokpo

Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria

Going through the lyrics of this song, my mind raced, to the scripture in Psalm 103:3-5 , and I couldn't but started recounting, and appreciating the numerous benefits, I have enjoyed from Him. The primary and major blessing; forgiving, and cleansing my iniquities, cost him, His only begotten son. To forget that, and to disregard it, will mean grieving Him. Oh God! I receive grace, not to forget.

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.