The Lyrics And Music Of The Beloved Hymn

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The lyrics and music of the beloved hymn “Blessed Assurance” have been popular with most protestant denominations since it was first published in July of 1873. The music was written by Phoebe P. Knapp with lyrics written by blind hymn writer Fanny J. Crosby. The lyrics Crosby wrote are based upon Hebrews 10:22, “Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water" (King James Version). It is due to its message of certainty that the hymn has been included in nearly every denominational hymnal in America. Include the lyrics as an attachment to your assignment (i.e., this does Not contribute to the total length of the paper). Also include a reproduction (tape, CD, or internet link where the song may be heard) of the song with your assignment (to be returned to you). Background Information Why This Song Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine! Oh what a foretaste of Glory divine! It is in the lyrics of this hymn that my earliest memories from childhood recall the joy of knowing for certain that I as a sinner was saved from my own inherited nature of disobedience by the work of Christ alone. That I didn’t have to rely on my own fallibilities and that my eternal future was certain because of my faith in Christ’s infallible work on the cross. Like many Christians, we all too often hear of people who doubt that there exists the possibility of being sure whether or not one is saved or

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