In September 2015, Chance's girlfriend, Kirsten, gave birth to his first child, Kinsley. This gospel-inspired track finds Chance thanking the Lord for his many blessings, including his daughter and success as an artist.
Chance croons the hook with vocalist and poet Jamila Woods. This marks the second collaboration between the pair, with the first being Surf's "Sunday Candy."
The final hook includes an interpolation of Contemporary gospel singer Fred Hammond's 1998 track, "Let the Praise Begin."
Chance reprises the song at the end of Coloring Book. Asked during a Reddit AMA why there are two songs titled "Blessings," Chance replied: "Blessings are kind of one thing on the album, they both are meant to prepare you for your day and your blessing."
Ariana Grande's collaboration with Zedd, "Break Free" came about after the Russian-German producer overheard Grande performing at a label showcase while he was backstage, and he mentioned to his team that he wanted to work with her.