Saturday, January 31, 2015

Hymn For The Week: Blessed Assurance

There is a write up on the back of our church programs, is a write up about one of the hymns for that week. I thought it would be fun to share it with you all.

Blessed Assurance(Instrumental)

Fanny Crosby (1820)-1915) is heralded as one of the world's most prolific and talented hymn composers. Blind from shortly after birth, Fanny nonetheless wrote 8,000 hymns.

One day Fanny overheard her friend and a fellow musician Phoebe Knapp playing a new composition on the organ. Phoebe told Fanny the tune was called Assurance. Fanny replied: 'Blessed Assurance! Jesus is mine!' And so began the collaboration that was to become one of Christendom's most beloved hymns. Blessed Assurance was published in 1873.

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