Sunday, October 16, 2011

31 for 21: Day 16 Blessed Assurance

Blessed Assurance
Fanny Crosby was blinded as an infant by an incompetent doctor but she didn't let her blindness stop her.She wrote more than 8,000 hymns.
As a child she wrote :
Oh what a happy soul I am,
Although I cannot see;
I am resolved that in this world
Contented I will be.
How many blessings I enjoy,
That other people don't;
To weep and sigh because I'm blind,
I cannot, and I won't."

Blessed Assurance
by Fanny Crosby,1873
  1. 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.
    • Refrain:
      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.
I found this on another blog but isnt it great!!!


Kaia said...

I noticed in this afternoon's church service we sang 2 of the hymns she wrote-amazing!

Abby Spaulding said...

That is so neat! Couldn't sleep so got on here and found this, how uplifting! Thanks for sharing, I needed this! Love and God's Peace, Abby