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.
Sorry, running a little bit late today. Yesterday my sinuses made my teeth ache, but a lot of prayers, a good night’s sleep, and Sambucol have me nearly out6 of the woods today.
This is one of the most beautiful hymns I know, He Hideth My Soul, by Fanny Crosby back in 1890, sung here by the Antrim Mennonite Choir.
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.
This morning it’s Fanny Crosby and one of her 8,000 hymns (give or take a few hundred)–He Hideth My Soul. Music by the Antrim Mennonite Choir. Backgrounds by the hand of the Lord Our God.
A Fanny Crosby hymn from 1868, performed in God’s great outdoors by the young people of Fountainview Academy: I do wish I could thank the soloist by name. May this hymn bless your day and mine.
Written by Fanny Crosby in 1890, performed by Nathan and Lyle with family and friends in Denton County, Texas–He Hideth My Soul. This is the hymn I woke up with this morning. I hope it stirs you as it stirs me. Note the little boy playing with his horsie: makes you feel right at home, doesn’t it?
If we posted a different Fanny Crosby hymn here every day, it would take us over 20 years to run out of them. After all, she wrote between 8,000 and 9,000 hymns, depending on who’s counting.
Including this one, Take the World but Give Me Jesus, performed by Hal Leonard and the Shawness Press Church Choral.
I did stumble over a rock version, but that made me appreciate this one all the more.
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!
It’s said Fanny Crosby wrote this hymn off the top of her head, all at once, while visiting with the composer–who just happened to have the tune handy.
Anyway, this is the hymn that was in my head this morning, and I hope you like the video. God’s handiwork never fails to move me. Draw Me Nearer, with video by the Rosehill Church.