Blessed Assurance!

From childhood I've found Fanny Crosby's music and life inspiring.  Today in church we sang one of my favorite hymns–every time I hear it I'm awed at the spirit expressed in her simple poem:  Perfect submission, all is at rest, I in my Savior am happy and blest: Ah the peace of true submission.  Not just submission of actions, but full, open trust.  The submission where we are not aware of ourselves, but lost in His love. 

 


 

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. 

Perfect submission, perfect delight,
visions of rapture now burst on my sight;
angels descending bring from above
echoes of mercy, whispers of love. 

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

~Fanny Crosby~

 


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2 thoughts on “Blessed Assurance!

  1. Tell me the story of Jesus
    Write on my heart every word
    Tell me the story most precious
    sweetest that man ever heard
    Tell how the angel in chorus
    sang as they welcomed his birth
    “Glory to God in the Highest
    peace and good tiding to earth”

    Tell me the story of Jesus,
    Write on my heart every word
    tell me the story most precious
    sweetest taht man ever heard.

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