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Blessed Assurance

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 …

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Safe and Sound

It seems the word of the year has become the word, “safe.” The irony is that here on Earth, nothing is 100% safe. The hymn we’re discussing today assures us of sure safety, being in Christ. The chorus to this song exclaims, “I’ve anchored my soul in the haven of rest. I’ll sail the wide …

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To God be the Glory

The writer of this beloved hymn hardly needs an introduction. Fanny Crosby whose actual name was Frances Jane van Alstyne born March 24, 1820, and wrote more than 8,000 hymns. She lived a fascinating 94 years of life, that would be well worth your time to read about. But we are focusing on one hymn …

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Christ Arose

Robert Lowry (1826-1899) was a Philadelphia Baptist preacher and hymn writer. In 1874, he wrote the popular hymn “Christ Arose!” He also arranged the tune. While having devotions one evening, he was impressed with the events associated with Christ’s resurrection when he read Luke 24:6-7. We read in 1 Corinthians 15:4; 13-14, our hope lies …

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Jesus Loves Me

Anna B. Warner (1820-1915) wrote a hymn that without doubt has been sung by more children than any other hymn. Written in 1860, it came from a novel that Miss Warner with her sister had written called “say and seal.” The composer of the music, William Bradbury (1816-1868), also composed “Sweet Hour of Prayer,” “Savior …

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I Knew Not

Daniel Webster Whittle (1840-1901) was a Gospel song lyricist, evangelist, and Bible teacher. He marched with Sherman and was wounded at the Battle of Vicksburg. He mostly wrote under the pseudonym “El Nathan.” He was widely known for the hymn, “moment by moment” and today’s topic “I know whom I have believed.” It is wonderful …

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