Monday, June 21, 2010

This is My Story - Blessed Assurance

The last time I heard this old hymn was probably in childhood. Believe me when I say that was a long time ago. How could my first waking thoughts be “Blessed Assurance”? My feet have not yet touched the floor, my eyes are only half way open and the words blessed assurance are gently rolling over and over me like a gentle wave beating on the shore. How can we know how the Holy Spirit works? Perhaps it is not for us to know but to simply enjoy and certainly obey. And so this morning with a glad heart I wish to share this beautiful hymn with you….

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.


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.


  1. I love this song, thanks for sharing.

  2. Blessed Assurance is absolutely one of my favorite hymns. It is tragic that there are churches that have replaced many, if not all of the old meaningful hymns with, in some cases, ambiguous choruses. Nice post!

  3. I have always loved this song even though I never really knew all the words. When I first came here to Charleston I would find myself humming it while I was walking outside or waiting at the bus stop. It's nice to finally know the words.

  4. Linda - I love this old hymn. Did you know the writer, Fanny Crosby, was blind? Sure puts another perspective on the third stanza, "visions of rapture, burst on my sight."

    Beautiful video, also.

  5. I have fond memories of Ron's grandpa rocking our girls in his chair and singing this song to them when they were babies. Absolutely precious!

  6. I never ever tire of hymns. They are rich in truth and I find such comfort in hearing them again and again.

    Thank you for your kindness and friendship on the blogs. You are a sweet fragrance here.


    Praising my savior all day long. (I found myself distracted today with a kitchen leak that had me frustrated. I could have used this song then.But it's here now...)


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Linda J