A Hymn for Meditation

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.

Perfect submission, perfect delight,
Visions of rapture now burst on my sight;
Angels, descending, bring from above
Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.

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.

By Fanny J. Crosby 

  • The writer of this hymn believes that Jesus is hers. What’s more, she believes that knowing Jesus is a foretaste of eternity. What four things describe the one who can claim personal knowledge of Jesus?
  • What is another word for the story or the song Fanny Crosby sang all day?
  • Fanny Crosby was blind, but she had visions that grew out of her relationship with Christ. Why do you think she included “perfect submission” as an element of that relationship?
  • Imagine that you operate a coffee shop and keep a sign over the cash register that says, “God loves you.” If a customer says, “It offends all thinking people for you to try to force your views about God on all the rest of us when we come in here to buy coffee,” does this hymn give you an answer for that person?