Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine

Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine. Fanny Crosby (1820-1915). Written in 1873 to a tune by Phoebe Palmer Knapp*, who played the tune to Crosby and asked ‘What does the melody say to you?’. Crosby said that the tune ‘said’ ‘blessed assurance’. It was published in 1873 in the monthly magazine edited by Joseph Fairchild Knapp and Phoebe Palmer Knapp, Guide to Holiness; in the same year it was published in Gems of Praise (Philadelphia, 1873), edited by John R. Sweney*, and in Knapp and Vincent’s Bible School Songs, for the use of Sunday-schools (New York, 1873). It was included in Ira D. Sankey*, James McGranahan* and George C. Stebbins*’s Gospel Hymns No 5 (1887), and thus in Gospel Hymns 1 to 6...

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