We are going to explore another wonderful Fanny Crosby (1820-1915) hymn written in 1873 with composer Phoebe Knapp (1839-1908), whom was one of the most widely known women of the 19th century.
This hymn, “Blessed Assurance,” was so loved by Fanny Crosby, the first verse is inscribed on her headstone.
The Scriptures teach us that we can know with absolute confidence, or assurance if you will, of our salvation (2 Timothy 1:12). Scripture tells us, “For which cause I also suffer these things: Nevertheless I am not ashamed: For I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day.”
We did not need to change any of the lyrics for this popular hymn. However, the second verse has been omitted, for it refers to the fulfillment of Israel’s prophetic program in John 1:51. In this dispensation, we can sing of assurance of salvation because we know we are sealed by the Spirit (2 Corinthians 1:22; Ephesians 1:13).
1.Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine! O, what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God, born of the His Spirit, washed in His blood.
2. 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.
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!
Sing as unto the Lord