With all the the chaos going on in the world today, and this being the thanksgiving season, I've had an old hymn rattling around in my head.
It's called Count Your Blessings.
This song has been in hymnbooks for over 100 years.
I believe it is as relevant today as when it was first published way back in 1897.
1When 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.
Refrain: Count your blessings, name them one by one; Count your blessings, see what God hath done; Count your blessings, name them one by one; Count your many blessings, see what God hath 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, ev'ry doubt will fly, And you will be singing as the days go by. [Refrain]
3 When you look at others with their lands and gold, Think that Christ has promised you His wealth untold; Count your many blessings, money cannot buy Your reward in heaven, nor your home on high. [Refrain]
4 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. [Refrain]
Is this song awesome or what?
For a more modern Thanksgiving song check out this lovely little ditty by the highly talented and painfully underrated music artist, Ben Rector.
It is simply called, "The Thanksgiving Song".
FYI- Watch the items in the background carefully. ;-P