Blessed Assurance

Hymn - Our Great SaviourI love this song – its joyfulness, its testimony, its truths. It was written by one of the most well-known hymnists – Fanny Crosby. I love Fanny Crosby’s songs. They all seem to burst with life and truth. I think being blind gave her sight into things we have no idea of.

The story behind this song is that her friend the composer, Phoebe Knapp, came to visit her and asked her opinion on a song she had just composed. On hearing the music Fanny exclaimed, “Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine.” A few minutes later she had finished all of the lyrics.

What an anchor in the uncertain days that we live in to be able to say with certainty – “Jesus is mine”. Peace and safety in knowing that we are saved for eternity with no hoping or guessing. “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life” – 1 John 5:13.

Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
Oh, 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.

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


 What do you like about this song?

Jennifer Schonhaar

Jennifer Schonhaar

Jennifer is the happily married wife of a pastor and the somewhat-tired-but-oh-so happy mum to eight beautiful children. She loves to try new healthy recipes, sew, read to her children, garden and play the piano.
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  1. Julie Geoffrion

    It’s amazing how picturesque her words are especially for one who lived her life not seeing.
    She couldn’t even imagine how many lives in how many decades she would be touching!

    • JenSchon

      These words from “Face to Face” always get me – “Some day, when fades the golden sun, Beneath the rosy-tinted West”

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