Saturday, 19 February 2011

Hymn of the Day

A fellow blogger posts a Hymn of the Day each Sunday and each one I think I have seen has been one of Charles Wesley's hymns. While this is very good I have thought for some time there are other hymn writers who could receive the same treatment and I thought I would look at a hymn writer who was probably as prolific as Charles Wesley, plus I like the persons hymns that I have chosen.

Here is the first hymn from Fanny J Crosby (Frances J van Alstyne)

My friend, Mrs. Jo­seph F. Knapp, com­posed a mel­o­dy and played it over to me two or three times on the pi­a­no. She then asked what it said. I re­plied, “Bles­sed as­sur­ance, Je­sus is mine!”

Bless├Ęd 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

2 comments:

Pamela said...

We sing this hymn at our church. I've always liked it.

Gerry said...

I know this is not a hymn, but having just come out of hospital I found this verse by Kathleen Partridge realy spoke to me.
Healing Hands
Put your life in Gods good keeping
let your cares be borne away
for healing hands are waiting
to make you strong today

there are prayers for your well being
there are wishes of good cheer
and kindly thoughts surrounding you
frm people far and near

may your thoughts be brave and beautiful
your spirts high and strong
then faith that blossoms in the heart
will carry you along