Below are the lyrics to “Count Your Blessings” It is an old hymn by Johnson Oatman Jnr with no doubt, a certain quaintness to it. Yet it has a profound message which I so easily neglect. It is good to stop and name your blessings. In doing so we take a stand against the assails of the devil and honour the Lord for all his goodness to us.
So why not take some time just to ponder upon the lyrics. Even click in the link below and sing it to yourself.
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,
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 cannot buy
Your reward in heaven, nor your Lord 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.