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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Anne Ogutu

908 Meadow Creek Dr, Texas, United States

Thank you and may God bless you. This hymn has blessed me through out my life as early as 8 years when I had to flee from my home leaving my mother and dad at that early age. God put this hymn as one of my anchor.


Christy Luv

Port Harcourt, Nigeria

This song reminds me to be grateful to God. It can only be by His grace that we are not consumed.


Emmanuel

Ho, Ghana

I really love the song, very nice one ever. Ahhh, l can't stop listening.


Austin Nweze

Richards Bay, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa

What a beautiful hymn to thank the merciful God who daily loads us with blessings. There is nothing that is bigger than the life you have given us today dear Lord.

For it is of Your mercies that we are not consumed, Your compassion does not fail. Thank You Jesus.


Fiona

Swansea, United Kingdom

Possibly the most uplifting, positive and delightfully happy hymn ever.


Pastor Emmanuel Obinna

Owerri, IMO State, Nigeria

I am thanking God Almighty for breath of life Amen.


Slimy

La Mari, Calavi, Benin

I just learnt it yesterday and I'm loving it...

Indeed we should be grateful for all we have been given.


Tobi Oniosun

Ilorin, Kwara, Nigeria

We just sang this hymn to appreciate God's divine providence and protection as a Church @ First Baptist Church, Surulere. Ilorin.


Hilda Ngisisrei

Nairobi, Kenya

We sang this song on Sunday 2nd December 2018 and it was really blessings to me since I was discouraged and felt like God had forsaken me, but after this particular song was sang I felt God has answered my prayer.


Hon. Yemmy Aramide

Abuja Fct, FCT, Nigeria

After my motor accident 2 times in 2 months. He saved me. Glory to the most high.

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.