Tag Archives: Fanny Crosby

Beautiful! ‘Blessed Assurance’

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.


‘He Hideth my Soul’

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.


‘Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior’

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.


‘He Hideth My Soul’ (Family Sing-Along)

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?


Fanny Crosby: ‘Take the World but Give Me Jesus’

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.


‘Blessed Assurance’

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!


Sunday School Favorite: ‘Draw Me Nearer’

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.


For Today: ‘He Hideth My Soul’

(I’m early today because I have to go to the eye doctor.)

Fanny Crosby wrote this hymn in 1890, He Hideth My Soul. I love this rendition by Nathan and Lyle, family and friends, in Denton County, Texas. I can’t quite make out what the little boy is trying to do, but everybody else is busy making a joyful noise unto the Lord.


More ‘Blessed Assurance’

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.


I Love ‘To God Be the Glory’

Fanny Crosby wrote this hymn in 1875, and it remains well-loved to this day: To God Be the Glory. I like to post assorted renditions of it. Here it is sung outdoors by the choir from Fountainview Academy.

Remember, the hymn shop is always open, and if there’s any hymn you’d like posted here, just let us know.


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