I Can’t Count Them!

In the ocean,
I wonder how many schools of fish there are.
I can’t count them.
In the forest,
I wonder how many different trees there are.
I can’t count them.
In the meadow,
I wonder how many blades of grass there are.
I can’t count them.
In the graveyard,
I wonder how many have died without the Lord.

I can’t count them! I can’t count them.
The numbers are too great.
I can’t count them! I can’t count them.
But Jesus knew and loved each one.

In the desert,
I wonder how many grains of sand there are.
I can’t count them.
In a blizzard,
I wonder how many flakes of snow there are.
I can’t count them.
In the night sky,
I wonder how many flecks of light there are.
I can’t count them.
All around me,
I wonder how many will die without the Lord!

I can’t count them! I can’t count them!
The numbers are too great!
I can’t count them! I can’t count them!
But Jesus knows and loves each one.

About This Song:
When I was still working as a web programmer at the International Mission Board (IMB), one of my assignments was to program a “pop clock.” This wasn’t the kind of clock that tells time, but constantly shows updates of the world population increase, the number of people hearing and believing the gospel, the number of people hearing and not believing the gospel, and people not having an adequate opportunity to hear the gospel–both today and year-to-date.

I worked closely with several of the folks at the IMB who dealt with missions-related statistics. They had numbers for everything!

But those numbers didn’t mean as much to me. I can’t conceive of numerous thousands of people, much less millions and billions.

That doesn’t make the facts any less true, however. In spite of the growth of Christianity, Christians aren’t sharing the gospel fast enough with a lost world.

If you’re a Christian, are you sharing your faith with the people around you–or are you hiding it?

And–if you’re not a Christian–won’t you turn to God today, confess and repent of your sins, and accept Jesus as your Savior and Lord? You’re more than a statistic to God. He loves you more than you can possibly imagine.

Free lead sheets (lyrics, tune, and chords) are available for many of my songs. Click on the Lead Sheets tab at the top of this page to see whether one is available for this song. Videos for many of my songs, some recorded at home and some at our church’s nursing home ministry, can be accessed at my website, RogerBruner.com, under the Listen tab.

Look for me again next Wednesday. Better still, subscribe to receive these weekly posts by email.

Best regards,
Roger

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About Roger E. Bruner

Seventy-four-year-old Roger E. Bruner is the author and publisher of eighteen Christian novels and the writer of more than two hundred Christian songs and choruses, a handful of musical dramas, and a number of shorter works. He sings, plays guitar and bass, and records his original songs in his home studio. He will be active in his church's nursing home ministry again when circumstances permit and in the church choir when it starts up again. In the meantime he'll keep playing bass on the praise team. Married for seventeen years to Kathleen, he has one grown daughter. Kathleen has two. Roger enjoys reading, moderate exercise, photography and book cover design (he's done all of his own except for Rosa No-Name), playing Snood, making walking sticks, and complaining about the state of the nation while continuing to pray for it.
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