Blessed Assurance Jesus Is Mine by Samuel Burgess

Blessed Assurance Jesus Is Mine
Pastor Sammy Burgess
Jude 1:1-2

INTRODUCTION:
Fanny Crosby was probably the most prolific hymn writer in history. Though blinded by an incompetent doctor at 6 weeks of age, she wrote over 8,000 hymns. About her blindness, she said: "It seemed intended by the blessed providence of God that I should be blind all my life, and I thank Him for the dispensation. If perfect earthly sight were offered me tomorrow I would not accept it. I might not have sung hymns to the praise of God if I had been distracted by the beautiful and interesting things about me."

A doctor may have caused Fanny Crosby to lose her sight, but it was the Holy Spirit that gave her insight that many never experience. I think [Isaiah 42:16] describes Fanny Crosby: "And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them." Out of all the hymns that she wrote, there is one hymn that sticks out in my mind and heart…a hymn that will live on throughout the ages…

"Blessèd assurance, Jesus is mine!
O what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.

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.
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."

We need to have some sweet, sound and heaven sent assurance to live in our d ...


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