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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Darlene

Baguio City, Philippines

This is one of my favorite hymns...and I thank the Lord for His bountiful blessings...indeed a great encouragement in times of pain and sadness...it shows how great is God's love for His people...very meaningful song...I love it...


Lusale Simbao

Luanshya, Copperbelt, Zambia

Once again after 3 years am back to comment on this song. The Lord has allowed me to enter 2017. What a blessing. This song as I mentioned last time encourages me so much. It helps me defeat the devil as I start to count the many blessings the Lord has given me. The devil has been reminding me of how I have been struggling to build my personal house but that cannot be compared to the other blessings the Lord has given me for example I never ever remember being sick. Praise God. I have over 1000 small boys and girls I share fellowship with and are very close to me. What a blessing. I have a wonderful family and a good job. As the song goes they are too many to mention.


Precioushauwwy

Abuja, Nigeria

Thanking God for the gift of life, for the noiseless triumphs. For the stressless breakthroughs. For All His bountiful mercies and plentiful harvest and immeasurable compassion. Finally for being among the ransomed souls...


Lydia Aromolaran

Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

Less than 40 hours to my forty & fabulous birthday on 01-10-17. I am thankful for this new chapter in my life Reflecting on a powerful year 2016 filled with tremendous breakthroughs, new opportunities new ideas, new connections both local and international that have allowed me to be a blessing to women and youths. Now, I am excited to see what this new decade has prepared for me. Join me to celebrate.


Okon Gloria & family

Isheri, Lagos, Nigeria

We are thanking God for everything esp our New Accommodation.


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

Blackburn

Amid life's turmoil count your blessings!


Ekaedi

Enugu, Cross River, Nigeria

God has bless me with this hymn.


Okechukwu

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.

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.