Blessed Assurance
by Susan B Mead on November 29th, 2015


​Blessed Assurance. Did the melody start playing in your mind? Have you heard or sung the song Blessed Assurance so many times that you know the words - or remember them once the song starts? Me? Enough to remember the words.
 
​​My season of Thanksgiving prayer for you – may you be blessed – assuredly.

Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
O what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
born of his Spirit, washed in his blood.
Refrain:
This is my story, this is my song,
praising my Savior all the day long;
this is my story, this is my song,
praising my Savior all the day long.

Perfect submission, perfect delight,
visions of rapture now burst on my sight;
angels descending bring from above
echoes of mercy, whispers of love.
(Refrain)

Perfect submission, all is at rest;
I in my Savior am happy and blest,
watching and waiting, looking above,
filled with his goodness, lost in his love.
(Refrain)

​The lyrics are from
The United Methodist Hymnal Number 369
Text: Fanny J. Crosby, 1820-1915
Music: Phoebe P. Knapp, 1839-1908
Tune: ASSURANCE, Meter: 9 10.9 9 with Refrain

 
​Let’s start with a traditional version of this lovely song. [click to watch video]
​Next up - a lovely country and western rendition. Enjoy! [click to watch video​]
​Cece Winans jazzes up this powerfully beautiful song. [click to watch video]
 
Be blessed. Oh, my, that is our blessed assurance! His blessings…

 
​Today's blog post is part of our November series #EverydayThanksgiving

 
​Susan B. Mead is passionate about her faith and spiritual fitness. She is an author, speaker, chaplain - and mom - with an MBA. She wrote Dance with Jesus: From Grief to Grace, which hit #1 Amazon Hot New Release in Christian Grief. Susan spent 22+ years with Johnson & Johnson and retired 10-years early as she realized stuff doesn’t matter, but people do…she’s now spending time with those who matter most to her.
Connect with Susan on her website at SusanBMead.com


Posted in Everyday Thanksgiving, Sunday HymnBook    Tagged with hymn, thanksgiving, story, witness


1 Comments

Susan Mead - November 29th, 2015 at 7:48 AM
Thanks for sharing Jana!
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