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Hymn/Poem: Count Your Many Blessings

Rev. J Oatman, Jr. (Copyright 1897 E.O. Excell). Words taken from Great Revival Hymns for the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services, edited and compiled by Homer Rodeheaver and B.D. Ackley (Chicago: Rodeheaver Co., 1911), no. 92; available on Google Books. Listen to the hymn and learn more on NetHymnal.

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;
Count your many blessings,
See what God hath done.

Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
Count your many blessings, ev’ry doubt will fly,
And you will be singing as the days go by.

When you look at others with their lands and gold,
Think that Christ has promised you His wealth untold;
Count your many blessings, money can not buy
Your reward in heaven, nor your home on high.

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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