Count Your Blessings ~ hymn

Count Your Blessings

I don’t know about you but I see many blessings in the little things. Today, we came home from church and I got started on lunch. Without any request for help or any comment, Miss J popped into the kitchen and started helping. She asked what she could do and then did it. She helped with the potatoes, the veggies, setting the table, and getting drinks. All with cheerful heart and spirit. She even stood beside me humming this song and then singing the words as she worked. It cheered my heart.

Blessings can be found all around us. It just takes doing what this hymn tells us to – count your blessings, name them one by one.

Some times that is much harder than other times. It is hard to count blessings when what is constantly taking up your attention is worries and stresses. Even just busy-ness can keep us from seeing what is right in front of us – God’s blessings. All around.

Try humming the melody. I’ll bet you are seeing blessings around you by the time you get through the melody once. πŸ™‚

Blessings,
Lori, At Home.

Click through to In Search of the Lord’s Way and find Count Your Blessings under the C listings. Click the arrow next to it to hear the song.

Count Your Blessings

lyrics: Johnson Oatman, Jr. (1897)
music: Edwin O. Excell (1897)

1 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.

Refrain:
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.

2 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. [Refrain]

3 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 home on high. [Refrain]

4 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. [Refrain]

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2 thoughts on “Count Your Blessings ~ hymn

  1. Annette Vellenga (@athomepets) April 15, 2019 at 8:47 pm Reply

    I saw this on twitter? the other day and it had me humming it most of the day… and then to come and read the story about your girl… marvellous. πŸ™‚

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