Tag Archives: Fanny Crosby

‘Blessed Assurance’ (a capella)

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.


Encore, ‘He Hideth My Soul’

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?


‘Praise Him, Praise Him, Jesus My Blessed Redeemer’

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.


‘He Hideth My Soul’

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!


Bonus Hymn, ‘To God Be the Glory’

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


Encore, ‘He Hideth My Soul’

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.


Bonus Hymn: ‘Blessed Assurance’

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.


By Request, ‘Draw Me Nearer’

This is another one of those hymns we sang in Sunday school, with the superintendent’s wife on the piano: a very happy memory. We thank Erlene for requesting it.

This recording was made in 1906, on one of those old wax Edison cylinders that they had before records were invented. The high quality will amaze you.

Before she died in 1915, Fanny Crosby wrote between 8,000 and 9,000 hymns, many of which are loved the world over. If I posted a different Fanny Crosby hymn every day, it would take some 20 years to post them all.


Encore (and Then Some!): ‘Blessed Assurance’

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.


Encore, ‘He Hideth My Soul’

This is just one of the eight or nine thousand hymns Fanny Crosby wrote: He Hideth My Soul, sung here by Nathan and Lyle with family and friends, in Denton County, Texas. Relax and let it sing to you.


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