Saturday, February 21, 2009

artwork by Steve Hanks
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.

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.

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.

LDS Hymn book page 241.

Go ahead jot them down.

Then go out and smile, when you are frowning,

Laugh, when you are crying,

And COUNT, when you are forgetting.

9 coments:

Kristina P. said...

I love this hymn!

gigi said...

How true. One of my all time favorite songs! Happy Sunday :)


Beautiful Devri.... I love the hymn and the reminder that some blessings are small and that's OK.

Suzanne said...

You would be on my list, Devri. Beautiful, touching post. Thanks.

Kristen said...

This is the song that I constantly kept in my head after Austin died. It's my favoite!

Family said...

You are a great women

Melissa P said...

That is a great hymn. I think I need to remember to do that more often. Thanks for the reminder. Glad everything turned out okay with your hubby.

Cynthia said...

Beautiful photo! I have also always loved this hymn.

Supercool Hotmama said...

Great reminder! I need to get that one stuck in my head today!