In my church, there is a song in the hymnbook called “Count Your Blessings“. I love this hymn because it sings the truth of living a life full of gratitude. Whenever my life feels too tough to bear, I can count my blessings and be thankful and when I do, help and comfort come from my Heavenly Father. I hope that you can take the lyrics of this hymn into your heart and then truly count your blessings, because I know you will find that you have many. I’m going to take this opportunity to write down my blessings in my journal today and I hope you do too!
Count Your Blessings
Text: Johnson Oatman Jr., 1856–1922
Music: Edwin O. Excell, 1851–1921
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 has 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 cannot buyYour 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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