Count Your Blessings
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    Count Your Blessings

    Brightly

    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.

    [Chorus]

    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.

    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.

    [Chorus]

    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.

    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 buy

    Your reward in heaven nor your home on high.

    [Chorus]

    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.

    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.

    [Chorus]

    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.

    Text: Johnson Oatman Jr., 1856–1922

    Music: Edwin O. Excell, 1851–1921

    Doctrine and Covenants 78:17–19

    Alma 34:38