November Hymn – Blessed Assurance

We\’ve been listening to the hymn Blessed Assurance this month, although I heard my youngest belting out \’Blessed Insurance\’ earlier this week.
The words are by Fanny Crosby, a prolific hymn writer of the 19th century (she wrote about 9,000 hymns!) The wrong treatment for an eye condition when she was a baby left her permanently blind in both eyes.
\’Fanny Crosby, Queen of Gospel Songs\’ by Rebecca Davis is a good book about her for a younger reader (around 6 to 9 years of age) to read for themselves.

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.
Refrain:
                    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.
                    (Refrain)
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.
                    (Refrain)

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