Blessed assurance

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

Topeka, KS, United States

Just observing how many places around the world are commenting here. Truly The Spirit of Jesus is moving throughout the world. How I long for His return when He gathers The family of God into one. Blessed assurance.


Annemarie Schroeder

Denver, CO, United States

Today, this song came to my mind as I heard of a good friend's mom entering Jesus' presence yesterday! She was 97 years young! Yes, it sure is BLESSED ASSURANCE to know we get to experience heaven when Jesus becomes our Savior and will one day spend eternity with Him and loved ones that know Him too! Beautiful song with awesome lyrics!


Jerome Lancaster

Upper Marlboro, MD, United States

My wife and I were about to start our morning devotional when this song dropped into my spirit and I began sing this song. My wife joined in. We couldn't remember all the verses so I googled to search for the lyrics and came to this website. It is indeed awesome not only to just find the lyrics, but to find the wonderful comments giving praise & glory to our Heavenly Father. God bless you all richly.


Theresah Awudi

Accra, East Legon Hills, Ghana

I really love this song

I have been expecting something good from God and I received a good news today.

This song immediately came into my mind.

Thank you Lord


Adekunle Onome

Lagos, Nigeria

This song gives me the joy in the Lord, for the assurance of salvation that I will behold His glory at His second coming. Hallelujah!!!


Patricia

Friendswood, TX, United States

After reading my daily devotion and Bible, this song I just started singing. However not remembering all of the words I found this site. I finished singing and with tears was moved to find the same expressed spirit with so many others. Blessed be our God and savior Jesus Christ!


Obukaroro Ovadje

Ikorodu, Lagos, Western Region, Nigeria

I was on a personal retreat and while I was meditating, this song came into my mind and I sang it without end, helped by the internet. Praises and glory be to God.


David Uba

FCT, Abuja, Nigeria

As I surrender, truly all is at rest. I am watching and waiting, looking unto the only begotten Son; I am lost in His love.

Blessed be God.


Kenella Moore

Clifton, NJ, United States

This is my story this is my song. praising my savior all the day long!! This just popped up in my spirit. I love this song and haven't sung it in awhile. Then I was lead to this sight that I have never been to before to see everyone else comments uplifting God too. This is awesome! Praise God(Yahweh) to the highest. God is so good and I'm glad we are all here uplifting our heavenly father!! God bless you all!!


Matilda

Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana

Filled with His goodness, lost in His love.

There's no insurance coverage that can fully indemnify you than that provided by God through His Son, Jesus Christ.

The well-known chorus of a gospel song says, "This is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior all the day long." If we speak the fact that we are in the spirit, our story and song will be that we are in spirit. All day long we may praise the Savior that, because the Spirit of God dwells in us, we are now in the spirit. This will be a very effective inoculation against all the "bugs" sent by the enemy to trouble us in the Christian life.

Formerly we were busy planning. Now we are serenely trusting. Formerly there were constant sorrow and frustration. Now we are like a weaned child, who rests in his mother's bosom. Formerly we were filled with our own thoughts and had many cravings and ambitions. Now we consider God's will as the best and rest in Him. Indeed, "Perfect submission, perfect delight," and "Perfect submission, all is at rest" [Hymns, #308]. Ephesians 6:6 says more or less the same thing: "As slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from the soul." No longer do we do God's will by the soul, which is self-assurance. Now we are doing God's will from the soul, which means carrying out His will practically and wholeheartedly. The soul-life which once rebelled against God's will is now brought into full submission to His will through the work of the cross and is willing to do His will wholeheartedly. Formerly everything was outward; we either walked according to our self-will, or we tried to do God's will according to our self-will. But now, in everything, we have become one mind with God.

We also need to live a rejoicing life, a happy life. We all have to be "hallelujah people," who rejoice in the Lord always (Phil. 4:4). Sometimes the most restful thing is to sing a hymn. Singing a hymn fills us with joy and helps us to enjoy Christ as our rest. The chorus of Hymns, #308 says: "This is my story, this is my song,/Praising my Savior all the day long." A rejoicing life is a life of enjoying God in Christ as everything; this enjoyment makes us happy and causes us to exult all the day. The Christian life should be a rejoicing life.

Now we need to consider the way to have a group meeting. Ephesians 5:18 tells us to be filled in spirit. We believers who love the Lord Jesus, who are seeking His purpose, and who are burdened for His recovery should be persons filled in our spirit all day long. We should be filled with the Triune God, who is today the all-inclusive Spirit to us. When we are filled within, surely we will utter something out from our spirit. Ephesians 5 tells us to be filled, speaking and singing. Our speaking and singing are not in common language. We may speak or sing a psalm, which is a long piece of poetry. It may be like Psalm 119, which has one hundred seventy-six verses. There are twenty-two sections with eight verses in each section. Twenty-two is the number of letters in the Hebrew alphabet. Each section of Psalm 119 is according to a letter of the Hebrew alphabet. We may speak or sing a hymn, which is somewhat shorter than a psalm, or we may speak or sing a spiritual song, which is shorter still.We need to speak and sing these psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs long before coming to the meeting. Even in our home, it is very good to be speaking and singing. The husband may say, "This is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior...." Then the wife may respond with, "All the day long" (see Hymns, #308). Or she may say, "I have passed the riven veil. Here the glories never fail." Then the husband responds with, "Hallelujah! Hallelujah! I am living in the presence of the King" (see Hymns, #551). If we are filled in spirit, we will have something to utter. The small group meeting may begin at 7:30 p.m., but if a couple begins to sing at dinnertime, around 6:00 p.m., the small group meeting will have already begun. Such a meeting can continue as they drive together to the meeting with the other saints.

As we read the Word of God, we should not only pray, but also sing to the Lord. This is to read the Word by psalming. (In ancient times the Psalms were sung and not merely read or spoken.) Praying requires more exercise of the spirit than speaking, and singing requires even more exercise than praying. By singing we can truly get into our spirit. We need more singing both in the meetings and in our daily life.The chorus of the well-known hymn 'Blessed Assurance' says: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.Many Christians have sung this hymn, but not many praise their Savior all the day long. What do you think would happen if we praised the Lord all day long? No doubt, we would be utterly immersed in the Lord.

We all need to say happily, triumphantly, and rejoicingly—"Jesus is mine!" We all know the familiar hymn that says, "Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine; Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine!" The chorus of this hymn says, "This is my story, this is my song, Praising my Savior all the day long" (Hymns, #308). We are not praising the Lord all the day long for a good house, for an expensive car, or for a heavenly mansion with golden streets and pearly gates. We are praising the Lord all the day long for the fact that Jesus is ours. We are those who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ in every place, who is both theirs and ours. To fully understand 1 Corinthians 1:2, you need John 1:1, 14, and 17, John 3:16 and 34, and John 15:26. Also, 1 Corinthians 1:9 tells us that we have been called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. The Greek word for fellowship means joint participation, common participation. God has called us into the participation in His Son. We could even say that God has called us into the enjoyment of His Son.