Blessed Assurance: The New Hymns of Fanny Crosby by Various Artists

Fanny Crosby was one of the most influential hymn writers of our time. Stephen Kelley, an antique hymn collector, found unfinished and never-before-published Crosby hymns at Wheaton College in Illinois. This discovery led to a 15-song CD entitledBlessed Assurance: The New Hymns of Fanny Crosby.

Some of today’s top songwriters and artists help make this diverse project a wonderful listen. Often when a special CD is released, the music genre mirrors one style, but not this work. Listeners can hear inspirational, Celtic, Southern Gospel, country, blues, soul, and a little pop. Singers include Michael W. Smith, Rickey Skaggs, Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, and the Blind Boys of Alabama. The Blind Boys’ “Where Could We Go” becomes a fast favorite. The bluesy, soulful feel will have you tapping your toes and relishing the sound. (Integrity)

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