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Count Your Blessings Hymn Story and Lyrics

The History and Story Behind Count Your BlessingsCount Your Blessings is probably one of the most popular Christian hymns in the world. I would not be surprised if it made the top Christian hymns of all-time list for millions of Christians. 
I have heard this song sang on television, radio, church, etc. I remember one of the most popular musicians in my country included it in his album and it caught fire with millions singing along or listening to it. 
The author of this hymn is Johnson Oatman Jr. He was born on April 21, 1856, near Medford, New Jersey.
His father was a local merchant who also happened to be a favorite singer in his town. He had a beautiful and powerful booming voice that captivated many people.
The young Johnson Oatman, Jr wanted above all else to follow in the footsteps of his father and be a musician. He wanted to grow up and be like his dad in many other respects besides music.
He initially joined his father’s business as a junior member in the Johnson Oatman &…

Be Still For The Presence of The Lord Lyrics and Story Author: David J Evans

Story Behind "Be Still For The Presence of the Lord" For me and many Christians I believe, Be Still For The Presence Of The Lord, ranks high among worship hymns of all time. It is a beautiful song with a clear and simple message.
It is a call for us to tune out everything and focus on the Lord. The Holy One is here and nothing else matters.
It is one of the most beloved modern hymns that are full of the teachings of the scripture. It reminds me of the tradition long gone where hymns were used as vehicles for spreading the teachings of the church.
The author of this hymn is David J Evans who wrote this song in the 1980s.
The inspiration for this hymn is the story of Jacob fleeing from his brother. While in the wilderness he had a dream where he saw angels going up and down a ladder to heaven. The old Testament says, " ‘then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “surely the Lord is in this place and I did not know it.”

I have also read somewhere where it is said that this …

My Faith Has Has Found A Resting Place Lyrics and Story

This hymn "My Faith Has Found A Resting Place" was composed by Elizabeth Edmunds Hewitt. Ms. Hewitt’s pseudonym was Lidie H. Edmunds which is used in other copies of her hymns.
She was a native of Philadelphia where she was born on 28th June 1851.
Early in her life, Ms. Hewitt suffered from a spinal malady that incapacitated her for a long time.
It was while she was convalescing that she found her passion for writing poems for her church's primary department.  She later became a Sunday School teacher in the Presbyterian church.
This song is the result of one of her poems and I know you will be blessed by it as millions have.
Below are the lyrics of this much-loved hymn.
1 My faith has found a resting place, Not in device nor creed; I trust the Ever-living One, His wounds for me shall plead.
Refrain: I need no other argument, I need no other plea, It is enough that Jesus died, And that He died for me.
2 Enough for me that Jesus saves, This ends my fear and doubt; A sinful soul I com…