11 April 2008

Blessed Assurance

Blessed Assurance

(1) Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
O what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.

Chorus: This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior all the day long;
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior all the day long.

(2) Perfect submission, perfect delight,
Visions of rapture now burst on my sight;
Angels descending bring from above,
Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.

(3)Perfect submission, all is at rest,
I in my Savior am happy and blest;
Watching and waiting, looking above,
Filled with His goodness, lost in His love.


This beautiful hymn has been stuck in my head for days. I've been humming it, singing it, and listening to it for about 3 days now and have no clue why. I just thought I would share it's wonderful message with you, and share with you what I found out about the remarkable women who wrote it in 1873.

Fanny Crosby was blind, but felt God intended for her to live in a world of darkness so she could write her wonderful hymns. She has thousands to her credit. She was quoted as saying that if she'd had sight she would've been to distracted to produce the songs she did.

Mrs. Joseph Knapp wrote the tune for Blessed Assurance. She played it on her piano for Fanny Crosby, then asked her what she heard in the music. Crosby replied with "Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!" Knapp also wrote quite a few beloved hymns.

1 comment:

Alyssa said...

I love this hymn, it is one of my all-time favorites. Funny coincidence, my church used it during worship just last Sunday!