Sunday, June 2, 2013

Old Fashioned Sunday Hymn Sing #9

I miss the old hymns that I remember from my childhood - there were no drums, no electric guitar and no mind numbing beat. It was just voices and maybe a piano or an organ. The choir led the congregation in singing - and the words of these hymns are poetic. I realize that there is a need for the modern "seeker oriented" worship music - but it is also necessary to have deeper songs (no offense intended to anyone who prefers the newer church songs).

I decided to have an "Old Fashion Sunday Hymn Sing" once a month on this blog.
I personally do NOT have a great singing voice - I used to play the guitar & piano but my voice is NOT an instrument. That's the great thing about this digital hymn sing you can warble along without being embarrassed or without offending anyone else.

The hymns that we will be studying are taken from an old hymnal from a Baptist church that is no longer in existence - "The North American Hymnal" published in 1956 by "THE ROGER WILLIAMS PRESS"

I will also try to find a version of the featured hymn on "YouTube" to share with you each month.

Today's feature song is "Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine!" by hymnist Fanny J. Crosby (1820-1915) and composed by Mrs. Joseph F. Knapp (1839-1908).  Fanny was visiting her friend Phoebe (Mrs. Knapp) and they were sitting at the piano when Phoebe played a new tune that she had just composed.  Phoebe asked her friend Fanny what she thought & Fanny replied "Blessed Assurance, Jesus is Mine!!"

Please listen to the "YouTube" video below the typed lyrics - ENJOY!.

Turn with me to number 386 in your hymnals and let's sing:

Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine!
by Fanny J. Crosby (1820-1915) composed by Mrs. Joseph F. Knapp (1839-1908)
1. 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.
2.   Perfect submission, perfect delight, Visions of rapture now burst on my sight;  Angels descending, bring from above, Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.
3.  Perfect submission, all is at rest, I in my Saviour am happy and blest, Watching and waiting, looking above, Filled with His goodness, lost in His love.

This is my story, this is my song, Praising my Saviour all the day long;  This is my story, this

 is my song, Praising my Saviour all the day long.

A special thanks to Cale B.T. for posting this on YouTube


  1. Once a quarter we have and old fashioned singing service where the congregation gets to select the songs. My husband and I always love it!

    1. You are so blessed to have a church that will occasionally sing the old hymns. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  2. What a wonderful idea to post hymns on Sunday's! I love it!

    I too, love the "old" hymns!

    Often times singing those hymns is what gets me thru the day.


  3. A beautiful hymn! Loved singing this one growing up! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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    Thanks so much!


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