Give Me Jesus

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No, that’s not a Beatle. That’s Fanny Crosby, looking fly with the dark specs. Though blind from the time she was six weeks old, she wrote nearly 8000 hymns during her ninety-five years, asking the Lord that her songs be instrumental in saving a million men’s souls. In her later life she lived among the slums of New York, ministering to those poor souls whom life had spat upon. Once, a minister wondered why God would not give her sight when she had been showered with so many gifts. Fanny responded, “Do you know that if at birth I had been given one petition, I would have asked to be born blind?”

Amazed, the man of God asked, “Why in heaven would you have asked that?

“Because when I get to heaven,” she stated simply, “the first Face that shall gladden my eyes will be the Face of my Savior!”

Kick back and give a listen today to this simple yet haunting melody that will stay with you through the day. The song is “Give Me Jesus” which she wrote (I’ve heard) for schoolchildren and probably best sums up the affections of her heart toward the One who was her lifelong Light and Vision.

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22 thoughts on “Give Me Jesus

  1. Beverly says:

    What faith. How I long to have a faith such as that.

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  2. Tina says:

    Thanks so much for this post…very encouraging. This song is in our church hymnal, but we never sing it. I think that will be changing soon 🙂

    I randomly happened across your blog and am so happy to have found it. I will definitely be back. Many blessings on your life and ministry!

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  3. pasturescott says:

    Beverly, I couldn’t agree more. I’m going to skedaddle over to your site as well!

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  4. pasturescott says:

    Pastor Tina, how wonderful to have you drop in. Next time I’ll try to have some southern sweet tea for you! Wheaton! Way to go! I visited there a couple times and spoke there in chapel back in 90 or 91? Great school, great legacy! My son is named after Billy Graham…

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  5. Marie says:

    Pastor,
    I’m soooo computer illiterate! When I click on “listen” the words come up, but no sound…how do I get it to play?

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  6. pasturescott says:

    Hey Marie! You may need to download realplayer…or, this may be a job for Mic!!! Meanwhile, I’ll send you the link where you can find this song (and others!) and you can also download Realplayer from there: http://growingchristians.org/mfgc/index.html

    And for everyone else…this link will give you several albums of familiar worship songs to enjoy. It’s really quite good!

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  7. Marie says:

    Thank you! It helps to have the right vehicle if you want to hear the music!

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  8. J.Thomas says:

    Great hymnn!
    Fernando Ortega does a nice version of it too.

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  9. J.Thomas says:

    Wheres spell check when you need it?
    (hymn)

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  10. Tina says:

    Thanks pastor/pasture scott! I would gladly take some virtual sweet tea 🙂 Wheaton was a great place to go to school. I loved it! I graduated in 97, so I must have just missed you in chapel. so sad about that!

    I went to seminary at Asbury (in KY) and it was wonderful, too. God has blessed me with such fabulous opportunities. He is too good to me!

    I really enjoy your blog and will be checking back often. Many blessings on your life and ministry.

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  11. pasturescott says:

    J–

    I’m so disappointed in you…I thought you were one of my cerebral equals. You know as well as I do that it is spelled ‘him…m…e?’

    Honestly…

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  12. pasturescott says:

    Pastor Tina, carry on the good work and be looking for that tea. I gotta warn you, it’ll put you into a diabetic coma…

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  13. Marie says:

    How do you guys get those cute smiley faces to come up????

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  14. J.Thomas says:

    just type ; and ) right next to each other and you get
    😉

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  15. Marie says:

    I mean the yellow UPright kind…….

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  16. Marie says:

    Never mind…;) I get it

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  17. pasturescott says:

    Marie, if that doesn’t work, then hold your left leg at a 45 degree angle from the horizon facing east, all the while holding a half-eaten apple over your head (not sure why the apple, but they say it works)…next type the mathematical equation for ‘Pi’, but do it backwards, oh, and standing on your head. The last thing you do (I’m told) is send your pastor (me) a large donation and do it by the close of business day today.

    🙂

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  18. Marie says:

    Well…….I did all you said….but couldn’t get the half-eaten apple. If I started one…I HAD to finish it. Oh well, and I was all ready to send you a $10,000 donation by the end of today.
    By the way, I guess my computer is a little gray around the ears – the 😉 does not work for me!

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  19. Marie says:

    Hey! It worked!!!!;) 😉 😉

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  20. pasturescott says:

    Ah, the miracle of the little things…
    🙂

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  21. Chrisi says:

    Actually, this is a Negro Spiritual and came about in the 1800’s or before. I think she may have taught it to the school children or something like that but she didn’t write it. Good stuff though….

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