Blessed Assurance Hymn on Trumpet

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Blessed Assurance

Frances J. Crosby, Phoebe P. Knapp
Eddie Lewis on Trumpet

This is our second hymn that isn’t as obscure as some of the hymns we’ve been posting lately. Last week we posted What a Friend We Have in Jesus, which is obviously not as obscure.

Blessed Assurance is another one of those that many of us grew up with. It is in what early musicians considered the most perfect time signature. Three beats per measure with three divisions on each beat. In our modern notation we write it as 9/8. It’s the same time signature as Amazing Grace. It has a very special effect on us when we hear and sing it. Triple threes!

The Liberty of Obedience

Perfect submission, all is at rest,
I in my Savior am happy and blest,

Blessed Assurance by Frances J. Crosby

I used to sneak my mothers devotional readings to read myself. She has always read a lot of Christian devotional materials. One of the books of hers that I read was titled, The Liberty of Obedience. I was attracted to this because of the blatant conflict in the title. How can you enjoy liberty while being obedient.

This is a concept I can appreciate very well today. Blessed Assurance has in the beginning of the third verse a snippet of that image. Submission leads to blessings. Submitting to God, though Jesus’ strength, leads to more freedom than anyone could ever wrest with their own hands.

blessed assurance
Mount Cristo Rey from El Paso

Hymn Lyrics

  1. Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
    Oh, 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.
  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 Savior am happy and blest,
    Watching and waiting, looking above,
    Filled with His goodness, lost in His love.

Last week’s Unadorned Trumpet Hymn was What a Friend We Have in Jesus. Click HERE if you missed it.

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