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.
                    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.

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