A Hymn for Meditation

Blessed Assurance 

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

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

                  Fanny Crosby

  •  What is the basis of the hymnwriter’s assurance that Jesus is hers?
  • Fanny Crosby was blind. How does she see visions of rapture?
  • What Bible story comes to mind when you read the words “angels descending?”(Read Genesis 28:10-17 to help you remember.) What is the message of this vision? Which of Jesus’ names comes to mind when you read it?
  • What are the two different images of submission about? Do you agree with the hymnwriter’s understanding of this principle?
  • What is the hymnwriter waiting for?  (Read John 14:1-3)

 

 

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