I’m hurrying to get this posted before Joshua goes to bed. I don’t know what time it is in Japan, but it’s either very late or very early. Oh, well, he can see it when he gets up again: Blessed Assurance, sung by Alan Jackson.
And on top of it, we’ve got some good news–an answered prayer.
On May 5 Joshua asked us to pray for his grandmother and aunt in Japan, who had heard of the Gospel but not yet received it. Today Joshua reports that both are now reading the Gospel of John–and may the Holy Spirit speak to them! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
We can’t go wrong with a classic Fanny Crosby hymn, sung by the kids from Fountainview Academy: Blessed Assurance. This performance was during their tour of Italy.
I don’t have a car today, so I’ll be here all day, ready to take your hymn requests.
In the absence of any reader requests so far today, I offer a Fanny Crosby classic–Blessed Assurance, sung by choir and congregation at Temple Baptist Church in Powell, Tennessee. If everybody sang like this music minister, they’d blow the roof off the building.
And if I posted a different Fanny Crosby hymn every day, and never missed a day… it would take about 20 years to post them all.
I had another hymn lined up for today, but this is the one that I woke up with and that insisted on being played–Fanny Crosby’s Blessed Assurance, sung at Easington Lane IM Church as part of the NBA Big Sing. Background sets by God the Father, maker of heaven and earth. Tears in my eyes courtesy of the Holy Spirit.
I don’t know about you, but I could use some assurance today–Blessed Assurance. Written by Fanny Crosby in 1873, performed by the kids from Fountainview Academy on their tour of Italy–yeah, this is what I needed.
If you’re not moved by this, better check to see if you can fog a mirror: Blessed Assurance, by Fanny Crosby (1873), sung by the Harpet Gospel Quartet. Background images by God the Father, maker of heaven and earth.
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.