Susan heard this hymn for the first time yesterday, in church–another one of the 8,000-plus hymns written by Fanny Crosby–Redeemed! How I Love to Proclaim It. Sung gorgeously by the Martin Family: with background sets by God the Father. You might want to play this one twice!
There’s something mightily encouraging about a whole church hall-full of people lustily singing a classic Fanny Crosby hymn: it must make the wicked squirm! Choir and congregation at the Temple Baptist Church in Powell, Tennessee, belting out He Hideth My Soul–turn it up so that they can hear it Down Below.
(I’m not really late. I just got my bike ride in before it got too hot.)
I found myself whistling this hymn last night, shortly before bedtime, just after our Father Brown episode; so it struck me as a good idea to post it this morning: He Hideth My Soul, by Fanny Crosby (1890), sung by the Antrim Mennonite Choir. I’ve learned to like a lot of the new stuff, but they’ll never do better than Fanny Crosby.
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.
I’d never heard this one, until I took to posting hymns and a reader requested it. Now it’s one of my favorites: He Hideth My Soul, by Fanny Crosby, sung by the Antrim Mennonite Choir.
If you put all the hymns written by Fanny Crosby, Isaac Watts, and Charles Wesley into one hymnal… what else would you need?
Need a hymn? Fanny Crosby wrote some 9,000 of them, including this one, Praise Him, Praise Him, Jesus My Blessed Redeemer. This is a Hymn Club video, and I wish I could tell you who’s singing this, but I don’t have that information.
If I posted only Fanny Crosby hymns, a different one each day, every day, it would take more than 20 years to post them all.
This Fanny Crosby hymn from 1890 has been on my lips a lot, these past few days. Here it is, performed by Nathan and Lyle, with family and friends, in Denton County, Texas. Thank you, Fanny, for those 8,000 hymns you wrote!
To God Be the Glory is one of the thousands of hymns written by Fanny Crosby, sung here by the Apostolic Men’s Christian Group.
Why so many mountains? Because the Bible is full of hills and mountains, naturally-occurring imagery for God… I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, whence cometh my help… –Psalm 121:1
No one has requested a hymn today, so I thought I’d go with Nathan and Lyle, family and friends, singing He Hideth My Soul–one of the many classic hymns written by Fanny Crosby.
How many? Well, if she’d written a new one every day, without missing a day, it would have taken her 20 years to write all the hymns she published. One stands in awe.