Friday, January 18, 2013

Friday Slowdown

Today's Friday Slowdown is a call to consider all of the blessings that God has given to us so freely ...

 

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.

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.

2 comments:

Belinda said...

I've had that earworm for two or three weeks. Methinks God is trying to tell me something....

I always think of the tiny little church I attended as a child when I hear Count Your Blessings. It was one of the few songs we regularly sang.

Enjoy your weekend!

CATachresis said...

This reminds me of Sunday school as a child!