At the age of fifteen, I started attending Forestville Baptist Church. The four years I spend at this church before I left for college created the Christian foundation for the rest my life. Every service was blessed by a great song service, a great teaching message, and the blessing of being surronded by loving people who loved the Lord. This church loved the great hymns of the faith. These services help me hide the words of the great hymns in my heart. One of these hymns Blessed Assurance by Fanny Crosby became one of my favorites. The refrain: “This is my story, this is my song, praising my Savoir, all the day long.” has been a goal that I have daily strived to achieve. May those around me see Christ in me.
My these words penned by Fanny Crosby many years ago comfort and guide you today as they have guided me for these past fifty plus years.
Blessed 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.
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 blessed,
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.