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Count your blessings Traditional(SATB)

Title: Count your blessings Traditional

Author: Johnson Oatman

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Original Lyrics:

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 you will rejoice at what the Lord has done.

Refrain: Count your blessings, name them one by one; count your blessings, see what God has done! Count your blessings, name them one by one and you will rejoice at what the Lord has 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, never doubt God’s love and with joyful singing give Him praise above.

3. 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.

4. 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.

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History of the Hymn

Of all the songs Oatman wrote. he seemed to claim as his own favorites, “No, Not One” and “Higher Ground.” However, people everywhere seemed to adopt another of his very special songs, “Count Your Blessings,” written in 1897. Almost immediately it began its meteoric journey. All too often, in this great land of America, we seem to lapse into a state of ingratitude, taking for granted all of the blessings and comforts we enjoy. We revert into an attitude of self-satisfaction, expecting that peace and bliss will always follow us. During those times we should, with sincerity of heart, count our blessings!

Hymn Found in

  • Baptist Hymnal 2008 #585
  • Celebremos Su Gloria: #436
  • Chinese Hymns For God’s People: #270
  • New Apostolic Church Hymnal: #177
  • The Celebration Hymnal: #786

Lyrics in English

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 you will rejoice at what the Lord has done.

Refrain: Count your blessings, name them one by one; count your blessings, see what God has done! Count your blessings, name them one by one and you will rejoice at what the Lord has 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, never doubt God’s love and with joyful singing give Him praise above.

3. 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.

4. 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.

Lyrics in Spanish

1. Cuando combatido por la adversidad creas ya perdida tu felicidad, Mira lo que el cielo para ti guardo; cuenta las riquezas que el Senor te dio.

Refrain:

Bendiciones, cuantas tienes ya! Bendiciones, Dios te manda mas Bendiciones, te sorprenderas cuando veas lo que Dios por ti hara.

2. Andas agobiado por algun pesar? Duro te parece amarga cruz llevar? Cuentas las promesas del Senor Jesus, y de las tinieblas nacera la luz.

3. Cuando de otros veas las prosperidad y tus pies claudiquen tras su maldad, Cuenta las riquezas que tendras por fe donde el oro es polvo que hollara tu pie.

Lyrics in French

1. Quand le vol de la tempête
Vient assombrir ton ciel bleu,
Au lieu de baisser la tête,
Compte les bienfaits de Dieu

Refrain
Compte les bienfaits de Dieu
Mets-les tous devant tes yeux
Tu verras, en adorant,
Combien le nombre en est grand

2. Quand, sur la route glissante,
Tu chancelle sous la croix,
Pense à cette main puissante
Qui t’a béni tant de fois.

3. Si tu perds dans le voyage
Plus d’un cher et doux trésor,
Pense au divin héritage
Qui là-haut te reste encore.

4. Bénis donc, bénis sans cesse
Ce Père qui, chaque jour,
Répand sur toi la richesse
De son merveilleux amour.

Lyrics in German

1. Wenn du in des Lebens Stürmen bist verzagt,
wenn dein Herz voll Sorge mutlos bangt und klagt,
zähl die Gnadengaben, denke doch daran,
und du wirst dich wundern, was dir Gott getan.

Zähl die Gaben, denke doch daran!
Zähl die Gaben, sieh, was Gott getan.
Zähl die Gaben, denke täglich dran,
und du wirst dich wundern, was dir Gott getan.

2. Wenn du müde seufzest, von der Last beschwert,
wenn dein Herz nach Frieden tränenvoll begehrt,
zähl die Gnadengaben, denk an Christi Blut,
Jesu Heilandsliebe macht den Schaden gut.

3. Andern wurden Güter dieser Welt zuteil,
dir ward Jesus selber und sein ewges Heil!
Zähl die Gnadengaben, lass der Welt die Lust;
du hast größren Reichtum tief in deiner Brust.

4. In des Lebens Nöten sei der Friede dein;
größer als der Helfer kann die Not nicht sein.
Zähl die Gnadengaben, dein ist diese Zeit,
dein das ewge Leben, dein die Seligkeit.

Lyrics in Chinese

1
当你遇见苦难如波浪冲撞
当你忧愁丧胆似乎要绝望
若把主的恩典从头数一数
必能叫你希奇感谢而欢呼
主的恩典样样都要数
主的恩典都要记清楚
主的恩典样样都要数
必能叫你希奇感谢而欢呼

2
有时心中挂虑如同挑重担
有时背负十架觉得苦难堪
若数主的恩典疑惑便消除
必能叫你快乐立时赞美主
主的恩典样样都要数
主的恩典都要记清楚
主的恩典样样都要数
必能叫你希奇感谢而欢呼

3
不必贪恋他人物质的丰富
若想主的应许心中就满足
你所得的恩典非金钱能买
活在父亲家里得蒙祂眷爱
主的恩典样样都要数
主的恩典都要记清楚
主的恩典样样都要数
必能叫你希奇感谢而欢呼

4
每逢遭遇心灵各样的战争
不要为此丧胆因主已得胜
若数主的恩典必蒙主帮助
安慰引导我们直到见天父
主的恩典样样都要数
主的恩典都要记清楚
主的恩典样样都要数
必能叫你希奇感谢而欢呼