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.
(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.
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.
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.
Another Fanny Crosby hymn–she wrote thousands of them–sung by the Mennonite Hour Singers: All the Way My Savior Leads Me. I wonder how many of her hymns have been sung in how many churches just this morning.
If I posted a hymn written by Fanny Crosby every day, and never missed a day, it would still take me about ten years to post them all.
This is the hymn that came to me this morning: Blessed Assurance, another jewel out of Fanny Crosby’s treasury. Is there anybody here who doesn’t need the blessed assurance God provides?
A Fanny Crosby hymn, sung the way she wrote it–this is the congregation at Cleveland Baptist Church singing Draw Me Nearer, Blessed Lord.
The age is evil, so sing louder.
One day in 1868, Fanny Crosby recalled, her friend, Dr. Doan, dropped in for a visit and told her he had to catch a train in 40 minutes. He had a melody, he said: could she, in under 40 minutes, write a hymn to it? (The story is reported by CyberHymnal.)
She could and she did (in about 20 minutes); and you can hear that hymn today, sung by the Altar of Praise Chorale.
Fanny Crosby wrote more than 8,000 hymns during her lifetime. This is one of them: Blessed Assurance, from 1873, sung here by Spring Harvest.
Father in Heaven, we thank you for the life and works of Fanny Crosby. Though she was blind, how many did she help to see!