Tonic Solfa of Count Your Blessings, Name Them [Hymn]

tonic solfa of hymns

Another of the most popular hymn in churches and I will be telling you the tonic solfa as I promised.

The hymn is popularly called count your blessing and that is why I made it the title for you to easily identify it but the real name is “WHEN UPON LIFE’S BILLOWS YOU ARE TEMPEST-TOSSED.

So let’s get started

Verse 1

When upon life’s billows you are tempest-tossed [m m m f s s s m f m f]

when you are discouraged, thinking all is lost [r r r, s t l , s f m f s]

count your many blessings, name them one by one [m f s s s m, s m f m f]

and it will surprise you what the Lord has done [s s s s t l s f m r d]

Chorus of Count Your Blessing Hymn

Count your blessings, name them one by one [s s d s, s m f m f]

count your blessings, see what God has done [r s f l, s f m f s]

Count your blessings [d t t l]

name them one by one [t t l l s]

and it will surprise you what the lord has done. [d d d s t l s f m r d]

Verse 2

Are you ever burdened with a load of care [m m m f s s s m f m f]

does the cross seem heavy, you are called to bear [r r r, s t l , s f m f s]

count your many blessings, every doubt will fly [m f s s s m, s m f m f]

and you will be singing as the days go by.

Verse 3

When you look at other with their lands and gold [m m m f s s s m f m f]

thinking that Christ has promised you has wealth untold [r r r, s t l , s f m f s]

count your many blessings, money cannot buy [m f s s s m, s m f m f]

your reward in heaven, nor your home on high. [s s s s t l s f m r d]

So as you may know, it is common for the verses of hymns to have the same tonic solfa and chord progression.

That is exactly the case for this hymn.

So enjoy.