That news about the stabbing at the library left a bad taste in my mouth. They’re killing our culture, and the culture is killing us back. So let’s wash it out with a hymn by Fanny Crosby–Blessed Assurance, performed by Nathan (mandolin) and Lyle (guitar) with family and friends, Denton County, Texas.
Do you believe the talent that’s out there? The girl in the purple shirt: she sings like an angel–man, does she sing!–and also plays the flute.
Ah, that’s better. Feeling sane again. Thank you, Lord.
Blessed Assurance has been in my mind lately, and so has Fountainview Academy. When I went to youtube this morning to select a hymn, I soon settled on this. Then, returning here to post it, I first noticed I had a new message from “thewhiterabbit”–requesting Blessed Assurance as the hymn for the day.
Now that is cool!
So here it is, words by Fanny Crosby, performed by Fountainview Academy. And if the background scenery looks funny, it’s because the kids were visiting Italy at the time.
I need all the assurance that My Lord can give me, all the time. And sometimes we can find it in a hymn. This is the Harpeth Gospel Quartet, with no musical instruments but their voices, singing Fanny Crosby’s Blessed Assurance. And the beautiful scenery on the background testifies that God is nigh.
It’s Peep’s turn to go to the vet this morning, but first a hymn.
Blessed Assurance, one of the many classics by Fanny Crosby, is a hymn I’ve come to love. Here we have it sung by the kids at Fountainview Academy. Yes–beautiful.
This classic Fanny Crosby hymn began asserting itself in my mind last night–Blessed Assurance, here performed by Nathan and Lyle and assorted family members in Denton County, Texas. That young girl with the flute has got some voice to go with it! Shows you what you can do, when you set your mind to praise the Lord at home.
Fanny Crosby wrote this hymn in 1873–Blessed Assurance. Music by the Harpeth Gospel Quartet. Background sets by God’s creating hand.
P.S.–I’m early today because… We’ve got to get this email fixed so I can do my editorial work, and I don’t know how many hours it’s going to cost me today. But first the hymn!
I hope you don’t mind my posting this hymn again–Blessed Assurance, by Fanny Crosby, 1873, here performed by our friends in Denton County, Texas. Somehow today, at least for me, it brings to mind a line from Psalm 11o: “…in the beauties of holiness, in the womb of the morning.”
Meanwhile, I hope these posts are actually displaying to you. I don’t know what to expect from WordPress anymore.
This is the hymn that came to me this morning: Blessed Assurance, another jewel out of Fanny Crosby’s treasury. Is there anybody here who doesn’t need the blessed assurance God provides?
Fanny Crosby wrote more than 8,000 hymns during her lifetime. This is one of them: Blessed Assurance, from 1873, sung here by Spring Harvest.
Father in Heaven, we thank you for the life and works of Fanny Crosby. Though she was blind, how many did she help to see!
Let’s turn to something edifying, shall we? Something pleasing to God.
I wish I knew the names of these three ladies–boy, can they sing! And we have Nathan on the mandolin. I never would’ve thought of adding a mandolin, but this classic Fanny Crosby hymn is all the better for it.
This hymn has powerfully stirred my soul this morning. I hope it will do the same for you.