Blessed Assurance

Words by Fanny J. Crosby Music by Mrs. Joseph F. Knapp

"Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
O, what a foretaste of glory divine!”

"During the recent war in the Transvaal, ”said a gentleman at my meeting in Exeter Hall, London, in 1900,”when the soldiers going to the front were passing another body of soldiers whom they recognized, their greetings used to be,' Four-nine-four, boys; four-nine-four ;' and the salute would invariably be answered with 'Six further on, boys; six further on.' The significance of this was that, in 'Sacred Songs and Solos,' a number of copies of the small edition of which had been sent to the front, number 494 was, ' God be with you till we meet again;' and six further on than 494, or number 500, was 'Blessed Assurance, Jesus is mine.'"

One of the most popular and useful of the ”Gospel Hymns,” this was sung by a large delegation of Christian Endeavourers on the train to Minneapolis, some years ago. And it was often sung at night as the street-cars were crowded with passengers on their way to the Convention Hal!, greatly to the delight of the people of that city.