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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Eunice

Igboho, Oyo, Nigeria

It reminds me that in any situation one find him/herself always give thanks shalom


Udoka Iyase

Accra ., Ghana

When I sing this hymn it reminds me of my Past, my Present & my Future. Giving me full confidence that He that has brought me this far is able to Perfect all that Concerns Me. Thank You Jesus!


Princess

Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria

The hymn reminded me of ALL that God has done in my life & is still doing.


Wisdom Ahamefula

Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

This Hymn is so much so soothing of the times and brings to our Remembrance the Unfailing Love Of God amidst the odds and chastises the forgetfulness of our hearts towards the Great and Mighty Works of God towards us.


Theresa Logo

Accra, Ghana

It reminds me of how countless the blessings of God have been for me.


Steven

Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria

This morning I woke up to an unjust query at work.

This hymn has just lifted my spirits.

Thank God and thank you.


Dr Blessing Uzoma

Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria

God is awesome! He is my all in all!


Felix

VI, Lagos, Nigeria

God loves us so much and shower Blessings to us despite our sins.

He is abundantly able. I am encouraged.


Luke Dickson

Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria

GOD I believe...


Leah

Nairobi, Kenya

Feeling encouraged

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.