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I Have Been Blessed



When He walks among us
All that He does
All of His mercy
And all of His love
If the pen of a writer could write every day
Even this world could never contain
How I've been blessed

Warmth in the winter
Flowers in spring
The laughter of summer
The changing of leaves
Food on my table
A good place to sleep
Clothes on my back
And shoes on my feet
I have been blessed

I have been blessed
God's so good to me
Precious are His thoughts
Of you and me
No way I could count them
There's not enough time
So I'll just thank Him
For being so kind
God had been good, so good
I have been blessed


Arms that will raise
A voice that can talk
Hands that can touch
Legs that can walk
Ears that can listen
Eyes that can see
I want to praise Him
As long as I breathe
I have been blessed

Mother and father
Nurtured and raised
Sisters and brothers
Memories made
Our pastor to lead us
This altar to pray
The stripes that can heal
The blood that still saves
I have been blessed

I have been blessed
God's so good to me
Precious are His thoughts
Of you and me
No way I could count them
There's not enough time
So I'll just thank Him
For being so kind
God had been good, so good
I have been blessed


We live in a country
The greatest on earth
Her flag stands for freedom
And what it's worth
She stands in the harbor
Miss Liberty calls
All have given some
But some gave it all
So we can be blessed

He's a shoulder to lean on
When I am down
The Rock where He leads me
When I'm overwhelmed
The place where He hides me
Under His wing
He's not just a song
He's the reason I sing
I have been blessed

I have been blessed
God's so good to me
Precious are His thoughts
Of you and me
No way I could count them
There's not enough time
So I'll just thank Him
For being so kind
God had been good, so good
I have been blessed


God has been good
So good
I have been blessed

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