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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Count your blessings...

Count Your Blessings
Ephesians 1:3
Words by Johnson Oatman, Jr., 1856-1922
Music by Edwin O. Excell, 1851-1921
Verse 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.

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. (Read on)


  1. "Count Your Blessings" is generally considered to be Oatman's finest hymn. It first appeared in Songs for Young People, compiled and published by Edwin O. Excell in 1897. It has been sung all over the world. One writer has stated, "Like a beam of sunlight it has brightened up the dark places of the earth." Perhaps no American was ever received with such enthusiasm in Great Britian as this hymn. The London Daily, in giving an account of a meeting presided over by Gypsy Smith, reported, "Mr. Smith announced the hymn 'Count Your Blessings.' Said he, 'In South London the men sing it, the boys whistle it, and the women rock their babies to sleep on this hymn.'

  2. Other verses:

    Verse 2
    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.

    Verse 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.

    Verse 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.