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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Grace

Stamford, CT, United States

Hi, thanks for this hymn. On the third paragraph, the last line reads as following: "Your reward in heaven, nor your Lord on high." I saw in other verses that the lyrics for the same reads as "nor your home on high". Can you please double check this line? Thanks. God bless.


Goka Tsoekewo

Ghana

Anytime I listing to this song then my whole change for not appreciating his wonderful thing he do.


Mak'Ongul

Nairobi, Kenya

I'm so much blessed by this song and surely I've personalize this as it exactly fits my situation being surprised how much the Almighty GOD has blessed me....

When I look at others with their lands and gold,

Think that Christ has promised me His wealth untold.

Count my many blessings, money cannot buy

My reward in heaven, nor my Lord on high.


David Ugele

Port Harcourt, Bayelsa ODI, Nigeria

When I first sang this song with a joyful tears of droplet coming down form my eyes at that moment I felt Heaven and I wish it was real I really in love with this song.


Macdonald Achor

Lagos, River State, Nigeria

The Lord Jesus Christ has given me Victory


Magdalene Mathias

This song is new every morning

We sang it in church today

I was down n deep in thoughts but this song brought calmness in my soul


Emem Akpan

Lagos, Nigeria

I woke up this morning with worries and confused about the future, but when I sang this song this morning I felt very happy to be alive, I immediately remembered many are not alive any more, this song gave me a Joy this morning, I bless the Lord


Obinna Lucky

Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria

I woke up this morning with many worries of life. Haven lost my job and plans are falling apart. Only for the holy spirit to minister this hymn to me.

The Lord gave me solace through this song and I'm shouting hallelujah already.

... So amid the conflict, whether great or small,

Do not be discouraged, God is over all...


Ogbuagu Anthony

Lagos, Nigeria

Sang this song in church today and it's always a new feeling and always gives a sense of appreciation to God's grace in my life


Moses

Lagos, Uyo, Nigeria

I die to live

With these song Though

I was blind but Now I can see

Clearly his blessings upon my life

Behold am re-brand

Glory

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.