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Favorite Hymn Lyrics

This hymn is dedicated to my Mom and Grandma who taught me to always count my blessings. I have so many of them! And the things I don't have are also blessings. That's because God knows best and always has my best interest. I trust Him. He knows what I need, protects me from what I don't need, and gives to me abundantly. The Bible tells me that in Christ I have been given every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places (Ephesians 1:3). Now, that is the blessings of all blessings, to belong to Jesus! Wow! Not only that, God' has given me so many earthly blessings too. So many I can't count them all even if I tried. God is good, kind, and gracious! Every day is a gift from above.

So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask Him. Matthew 7:11

Count Your Blessings

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.

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]


Johnson Oatman, 1897

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