February 27, 2010

Count Your Blessings



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.

Refrain:
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.


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.

~ Refrain ~

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 ~

So amid the conflict, whether great or small,
Do not be discouraged, God is over all;
Count your many blesings, angels will attend,
Help and comfort give you to your journey's end.

~ Refrain ~


Johnson Oatman, Jr. (1856-1922)

11 comments:

Lady Farmer said...

I love this old hymn! (In fact I love all the old hymns!)We should count our blessings daily and just see what amazing things God has done ~ just for us!
Blessings!

Teresa said...

Camille,

Just visiting your web site coming from Linda Stubbs' site. You have a lovely blog! I see you are invovled in the Gratitude Community at Holy Experience! I've been doing it, too, though I haven't officially signed up. Just trying to write down a few of the little things for which I'm most grateful. It really helps change our perspective, and thankfulness is a command of Scripture. And now, your encouragement to count my blessings today! Thanks.
Love in Christ

Sharon said...

Hello Camille,

Beautiful! I don't know this hmn but would love to hear it :) The lyrics are amazing. Have a most beautiful day worshiping Him!

Love,
Sharon

PS I am hoping to plant the Bleeding Hearts this year :)

Patty said...

Wonderful reminder to count our blessings. You have such a lovely, inviting blog. I have enjoyed my visit.

Heather said...

Oh, Camille! This is too funny. I've had this song in my head for the past few days. My husband laughed at me. Do you think God's trying to tell me something? :)
GO CANADA GO! WOO HOO!

Cinnamon said...

Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog.

I adore this hymn. I can hear the piano playing as I sing this in my head~ Thank you!

~Cinnamon

It's me ...Mavis said...

I just noticed that both Men's and Woman's hockey won... Go Canada! :)
I'm sure everyone at your house it jumping up and down... perhaps Emma with get to preform another couch jump in celebration :)

Camille said...

Raeann ~ You are so right! God has done AMAZING things! I love the old hymns too...aren't they treasures?? :)

Teresa ~ Welcome! How wonderful to meet another "Thankfulness Journal" keeper! It is such a blessing to my heart to number the ways in which HE blesses! I am sure you are finding the same thing...it is so encouraging, isn't it? :)

Sharon ~ I LOVE the old hymns! I wish I could play the music and sing it for you...so lovely! I am sure those flowers will look beautiful in your garden...they sure are pretty! :)

Patty ~ Welcome! Thanks for your sweet comment...may the Lord bless you as you visit here! :)

Heather ~ I find God often works like that! How blessed we are!! Oh yes ~ YAAY Canada! How fun that we could cheer for the same team for once! :)

Cinnamon ~ Thanks for YOUR sweet comments...it is lovely to have "met" you! Isn't this hymn so cheering?? I hear the music too! :)

Mavis ~ No more flying leaps allowed! LOL! We are excited that Canada won gold in the hockey...after all, we are a hockey family! Thanks for your generous cheers for "our" country! It is much appreciated! Did you cheer for Canada in your home?? ;-)

Blessings,
Camille

It's me ...Mavis said...

I was too busy buying junk food to cheer :)

Camille said...

Too funny Mavis! You make me smile here as well as on your blog...thanks for your friendship! :)

Sisters said...

We all have many blessings, try counting them!
Hard eh!

Meghan