October 22, 2007

counting up

Posted in mousie at 12:35 pm by Anonymouse

So, I have had a post brewing in my head for the last week or so titled due.  It had something to do with the fact that this morning I took the last vitamin from the first ever bottle of prenatal vitamins that I bought last winter and it had something to do with the fact that once upon a time, today was circled on an invisible calendar as a date that I thought a certain blessing would be due me.

Instead of that post, I’m going to post the lyrics to an old hymn that was mentioned in church Saturday night.  And I’m counting.  Not counting down…40 weeks, …14 days, …9 months.  I’m counting up.  One by one.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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2 Comments »

  1. Rachee said,

    I LOVE this. Whatever about the size 8. You look skinnier than I do.

  2. Lainey-Paney said,

    🙂


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