Monday, June 17, 2013

count your blessings, name them one by one

i woke up with this hymn stuck in my head:

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.

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.

grateful for my husband. who's the best papa to our delightful boy. 
their play, their laughter, their snuggles, their exploring. together. a beautiful joy to behold. 
that's a great place to begin counting my many blessings.

where will you start? once we start naming our blessings, praising jesus for them, it's mighty hard to have a bad monday. or any day.


  1. Thanks Hannah! Sometimes the choice to count our blessings is a difficult one. Still a choice.

  2. yes. this is good. really, really good.

  3. This post made me cry.
    I was having a rough morning before reading this!
    Thanks for giving me a way better perspective.
    (((big hugs)))

  4. I love love love that hymn. Reminds me so much of my childhood :)

  5. be gone bad days! true dat. my kids have a book with this hymn and it's their fave. you're my fave, too.

  6. Needed this today big time....thank you! Your blog is always such an encouragement to me Hannah. Continued blessings to you my dear!