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WORDS: Johnson Oatman, Jr. (1856-1926), 1897Tune: BLESSINGS by Edwin O. Excell (1851-1921), 1897Key signature: E flat major (3 flats)Time signature: 2/4188.8.131.52 RefrainPublic Domain1. When upon life’s billows you are tempesttossed, 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.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, Count your many blessings, see what God 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, every doubt will fly, And you will keep singing as the days go by.3. 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.