Tag Archives: Fanny Crosby

Bonus Hymn, ‘Draw Me Nearer’

I always post any hymn that really asserts itself in my mind, even if I don’t know why it should. This morning that hymn was Draw Me Nearer–a Fanny Crosby classic from 1875. I had a hard time finding a video that was simple and straightforward: so I’ve got this for you, from some little church somewhere. Thank you, whoever you are–that was the way I wanted to hear it.


‘He Hideth My Soul’

This hymn spends a lot of time with me. I once calculated that if I posted every day a different hymn by Fanny Crosby, it would take me 20 years to post them all.

This is He Hideth My Soul, by Fanny Crosby, sung by Nathan and Lyle with family and friends in Denton County, Texas.


Bonus Hymn, ‘To God Be the Glory’

After perusing more nooze than is good for me, I need to lift up mine eyes unto the hills and rinse out my brain. So I hope you don’t mind another hymn

Why this one? I don’t know. It’s been on my mind all day, and I think that means I ought to post it.

To God Be the Glory, by Fanny Crosby: sung by the Apostolic Christian Men’s Group. Background sets by God the Father.


‘He Hideth My Soul’

If you can fit eight people into your living room, they might as well sing.

Fanny Crosby wrote He Hideth My Soul in 1890, and today it still works to praise the Lord our God. Sung by Nathan and Lyle, with family and friends, in Denton County, Texas.


‘Blessed Assurance’ (Fountainview)

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.


‘Blessed Assurance’

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.


One More Time, ‘He Hideth My Soul’

I hope nobody minds me posting this again–He Hideth My Soul, a classic Fanny Crosby hymn, here sung by Nathan and Lyle with family and friends in Denton County, Texas. I like to go with the first hymn that pops into my head–except, of course, when one of you makes a hymn request. You ask for it, I’ll post it!


‘Draw Me Nearer,’ from 1906

This recording of Fanny Crosby’s classic hymn, Draw Me Nearer, Blessed Lord, was made in 1906, when she would have still been alive to hear it. Nothing like the Edison photograph was even dreamed of when she was born in 1820. She died in 1915, after writing more than 8,000 hymns–most of which are still sung today.


‘He Hideth My Soul’

This Fanny Crosby classic was first heard in 1890, and it’s still going strong today: He Hideth My Soul, here performed by Nathan and Lyle with family and friends (plus a little boy who will remember this when he grows up), in Denton County, Texas.


Holding It In

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So I’m posting this gorgeous hymn, Blessed Assurance, and my wife starts reading me a nooze report of the latest country-sapping amoral skullduggery by another Democrat wheeler-dealer and his tame judge…

I almost rent my garment.

To go from Fanny Crosby to this… I mean, really–when you’re expected to know the names of sleazy politicians’ #@#%$ lawyers–! I will not do it! No, by cracky! I refuse to write about it; and I damned well will not write about it on a Sunday.

Well, all right, I did scream. But only once. Now I’m holding it in. Maybe I’ll let it out tomorrow. But this is the Lord’s Day and I will not write up any nooze. I just won’t do it.

Not unless I have to. And I don’t think I have to.


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