Count Your Blessings

New musical hymn setting by Fen Frehner for SATB

Text by Johnson Oatman, Jr. (1856–1922)


This is a new musical setting to the well-known hymn text of the same name.

Thus far, only a hymn format is available (by request).

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1. 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 has done.
ChorusCount your blessings;Name them one by one.Count your many 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.
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 buyYour reward in heaven nor your home on high.
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.
Text: Johnson Oatman Jr., 1856–1922
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