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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Selena

Kumasi, Ghana

Great and powerful song


Anonymous

I am thanking God for 62years of my life and 24years of widowhood. This song popped up to me.


Feji Lee

Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria

Listening to these hymn make me feel anew, God is mighty🙏🏽


Nnaji Blessing Chidinma

Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria

I was depressed and frustrated over life and financial issues but by the grace of God I gain hope again through the inspiration of this song , thank you Jesus because I know you have a better plans for me.


Gift Umunna

Pomona, California, United States

An inspirational and motivational song so soothing to the weary soul, Amen


Charles K Bii

Kericho, Rift Valley, Kenya

Very inspiring and encouraging song


Wicklife Omondi Odhiambo

Homabay, Nyanza, Kenya

This song always blesses me. Whenever I hear and listen to this song, I feel so much encouraged.


Aniefiok

Abak, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria

God in everything


Evans

Uyo, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria

At perilous times like this, Nigeria needs this comforting hymn.

Amid the conflict, God is all over.


Nene

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

This morning during my devotion, I reflected on the faithfulness of God to me and my family , singing this song was a huge confirmation for me. I cannot take the blessings of God for granted, no more shall challenges of life be allowed to becloud my blessings henceforth in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

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.