Scripture Verse

A faithful man shall abound with blessings. Proverbs 28:20


Lelia N. Morris (1862–1929)


Words & Mu­sic: Le­lia N. Mor­ris, in Spi­ri­tu­al Songs, ed­it­ed by John M. Har­ris et al. (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Chris­tian Wit­ness Com­pa­ny, cir­ca 1908), num­ber 38 (🔊 pdf nwc).


Crowned and crowd­ed with God’s bless­ings
Has my path­way been,
Every mo­ment from His boun­ty
Something new;
I have tried to count them ov­er,
But when I be­gin,
I can on­ly stop and mar­vel at the view.


Countless bless­ings, count­less bless­ings,
And bless­ings more to fol­low,
Praise His name!
I am lost in love and won­der,
For they far the stars out­num­ber,
And bless­ings more to fol­low,
Praise His name.

From His store­house ov­er­flow­ing,
Like a king He gives,
And with lav­ish hand
My ev­ery need sup­plies;
Untold mer­cies ev­ery day from Him
My heart re­ceives,
And to com­pre­hend His good­ness
Vainly tries.


Tho’ His love I can­not fa­thom,
Or His mer­cies count,
Or my debt of gra­ti­tude
To Him re­pay,
Hearts by sin and sor­row brok­en
Everywhere are found,
I can pass my bless­ings on
To cheer their way.


Pressing on­ward, ev­er on­ward,
Never look­ing back
Till I reach my home
In yon­der sun-bright clime;
With my way to Him com­mit­ted,
Nothing shall I lack
For I have the Bless­er with me
All the time.