Tag Archives: Fanny Crosby

‘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.


‘Blessed Assurance’ (A Capella)

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.


‘He Hideth My Soul’ (Antrim Mennonite Choir)

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.


‘Blessed Assurance’ (Fountainview)

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.


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