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Count Your Blessings

Count Your Blessings Lyrics and Music

The glorifying words and lyrics of the venerated hymn begin with "When upon life's billows You are tempest tossed" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "Count Your Blessings " hymn were written by its American author Johnson Oatman, Jr.. The author of the hymn, Johnson Oatman, Jr., was born on April 21, 1856 and died on September 25, 1922. The love filled music that accompanies the "Count Your Blessings " song of praise was composed by Edwin O. Excell The composer of the music to the "Count Your Blessings " hymn, Edwin O. Excell, was born on December 13, 1851 and died on June 10, 1921. We have placed "Count Your Blessings " in the category of Christian Songs. Enjoy the illuminating lyrics of this popular Christian song and sacred church hymn.

Count Your Blessings Hymn
Title: Count Your Blessings *** Name of Composer: Edwin O. Excell *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Johnson Oatman, Jr. *** Hymns Category: Christian Songs

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the uplifting words of the "Count Your Blessings " lyrics, Johnson Oatman, Jr. (April 21, 1856-September 25, 1922), was born in Medford, New Jersey, United States and achieved fame as a Methodist Episcopal minister and hymn writer. Johnson Oatman, Jr. was the lyricist of 5,000 Gospel songs.

Count Your Blessings Lyrics

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.


Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Count Your Blessings ", Edwin O. Excell (December 13, 1851-June 10, 1921), was born in Stark County, Ohio, United States and became famous as a singer, music publisher, composer and musician. Excell wrote over 2,000 Gospel songs.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Count Your Blessings
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Johnson Oatman, Jr. (April 21, 1856 to September 25, 1922)
Nationality of Author: American

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: Edwin O. Excell (December 13, 1851 to June 10, 1921)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "When upon life's billows You are tempest tossed"
First Publication Date: 1897

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