Praising My Savior All the Day Long
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.
This refrain from the hymn “Blessed Assurance” by Fanny Crosby is familiar to many and has been popular for more than a century. The hymn gained popularity after it appeared in the July 1873 issue of the magazine, Guide to Holiness and Revival Miscellany, where it was printed with the full text and piano score. The melody was written by Crosby’s friend Phoebe Knapp. While Crosby was visiting her, Knapp played it on the piano. When Knapp asked Crosby what she thought the tune said, Crosby replied, “Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine.”
The chorus is a joyful response that follows each of the verses. Verse one, which contains the line that Crosby quoted to Knapp, proclaims the assurance we have when our salvation in Jesus—when we are “Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.”
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
Overwhelming joy and gratitude for our salvation is the “story” and “song” spoken of in the refrain, and is the reason Crosby writes that she is “praising my Savior all the day long.”
When we walk with Jesus, we know that our salvation is secure in Him, but it can be easy to get so into our day-to-day routine that we take the certainty of our salvation for granted. We forget to be thankful for the gift that it is, purchased with the blood of Christ and sealed by the Spirit—a gift that can’t be taken away from us.
When was the last time you thanked God for the gift of salvation or offered praise for your Savior? What are some ways you can show your gratitude on a regular basis?