Joy, ecstasy, bliss, and thrill come naturally with this festival. Such is the significance of this festival that is a declared national holiday across the United States of America. Besides, it falls on a Thursday, which makes it a four-day weekend for everyone to enjoy and move outdoors for getaways and short vacations. Thanksgiving, as it is known, is a wondrous festival occurring on the 4th Thursday of November, every year. People take this day as an opportunity to be grateful to Lord and everyone, who's been a constant support to them. It is basically a harvest festival that falls at the end of the harvest season. Just to be a little more thankful to the Almighty, you can sing the "Count Your Blessings" hymn that illustrates the blessings of God granted upon human beings. Written by Johnson Oatman Jr., this hymn was published in "Songs for Young People" by Edwin Excell in 1897. Glance further for the lyrics of this song.
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.
One of the popular Thanksgiving Hymns, 'Count your Blessings' has a beautiful rhythm. Check out its wordings in the following article.