Count Your Blessings

Do you ever get a song stuck in your head? I love music and songs often get stuck on a loop in my brain. I can sing parts of the Sunday choir special all week … in my head that is. 😃

We had a great opportunity to attend what I call a “Request a Hymn” service recently. My hubby plays the piano (quite well and that’s not just my opinion 😉) so folks would ask for a hymn number and we would all sing a couple of verses. One of my long time favorites from childhood was requested, “Count Your Blessings”, and has since been stuck on that loop in my head so I just decided to share the lyrics with you today. I hope you are blessed …

“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.

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.

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.

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.”

Words by Oatman Johnson, Jr, 1856-1922
Music by Edwin O. Excellent, 1831-1921
Reprinted from the Baptist Hymnal, 1991

To me, this is a happy song … the words help me refocus and give God glory for all He has done. The melody is cheerful and the tempo is lively. I wish you could hear it now.

Music, both vocal and instrumental, is a precious gift from God. It comforts us and gives God praise and thanks. More times than I can remember, it has soothed my soul, cheered my heart, improved my outlook and readjusted my attitude. Come to think of it, I feel better just sharing these lyrics with you! 😃

I hope these words encourage you today too! …

“Count your blessings, name them one by one!”

God bless you,
Kim 😃💕🎶


  1. Herman Pair says:

    Kim, this is a great reminder of how grateful to God we should be for all He does for us every day. I love your blog!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. kimc82 says:

      Thank you so much!!! I completely agree! 😃🥰


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