Blessed Assurance

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Had this hymn running through my head all week long♫♪  

 

 

 Joining 

 Alphabe-Thursday Letter B

Inspire Me Monday

 

 

 

 

Gleaned this info from http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/b/l/e/blesseda.htm

This hymn was sung in the Acad­e­my Award win­ning mo­vies Plac­es in the Heart(1984) and Trip to Bount­i­ful (1985).

“During the re­cent war in the Trans­vaal,” said a gen­tle­man at my meet­ing in Ex­e­ter Hall, Lon­don, in 1900, “when the sol­diers go­ing to the front were pass­ing ano­ther bo­dy of sol­diers whom they re­cog­nized, their greet­ings used to be, ‘Four-nine-four, boys; four-nine-four;’ and the sa­lute would in­var­i­a­bly be an­swered with ‘Six fur­ther on, boys; six fur­ther on.’ The sig­nif­i­cance of this was that, in ‘Sac­red Songs and So­los,’ a num­ber of co­pies of the small edi­tion of which had been sent to the front, num­ber 494 was ‘God be with you un­til we meet again;’ and six fur­ther on than 494, or num­ber 500, was ‘Bless­ed As­sur­ance, Je­sus is mine.’” Sankey, p. 122

Joining Alphabe-Thursday Letter B!

Blessèd 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

 

 Have a wonder filled week!

7 Responses

  1. Robert P. Holland

    One of my favorites too.

  2. What a touching story….and a beautiful hymn.

  3. One of my all time favorite hymns…

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    (¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Happy Thanksgiving! ¤

  4. Beautiful hymn! I have it in my head now and feel blessed!

  5. Love that beautiful hymn — it’s one of my favorite “old time” hymns!
    That’s interesting about the soldiers, though sad to think about.

  6. very interesting!

  7. Brilliant post for the letter “B”…

    This is a very interesting piece of information… These soldiers are such brave and bold souls!

    Thanks for linking.

    A+

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