Blessed Assurance (KNAPP-CROSBY) Hymn for 4-part (SATB) mixed voices Choir with Piano accompaniment and Solo Violin descant, arr. by Pamela Webb Tubbs

Tune: ASSURANCE with Refrain

Phoebe P. Knapp
Year of composition
Year of arrangement
Fanny J. Crosby
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
3 minutes
Choir + keyboard
Instrumental parts
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"Blessed Assurance" was written in 1873 by blind hymn writer Fanny J. Crosby and composer Phoebe P. Knapp. According to Crosby’s biographer, when her friend Phoebe Knapp played a new melody she had just composed, she asked Crosby, "What do you think the tune says? Crosby replied, "Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine." Publication in a New York City religious magazine helped popularize what became one of the most beloved hymns of all time. [Source: Wikipedia]

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