Count Your Blessings (Hymn)

Count Your Blessings
Johnson Oatman, Jr. (1897)

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 keep 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. Wealth can never buy
Your reward in heaven, nor your home on high.


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

I always find that this is one of the most encouraging hymns I know.  No matter what your trial or what your trouble, you can always help matters by counting your blessings.  I guarantee that you will start counting them and will have a hard time finding a place to stop counting them!  It will keep us singing and it will give us comfort along the way.

4 responses to this post.

  1. Thanks, Ben

    Very comforting and encouraging indeed. Counting blessings is a good way to get one’s mind off one’s troubles 🙂

    Blessings and thanks again for sharing!


    • Counting blessings is something I know I need to do more of. I have a tendency to focus on all the negatives, when in actuality, I have been very, very blessed- far beyond what I deserve!


  2. I’m at 396 on my way to counting 1,000 joys (blessings). Our blessings are there for the counting. I just sometimes forget to look! Thanks Ben for the hymn and wonderful reminder today!


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