Darlene Zschech is back with a brand new song, "Blessed Savior, Fount of Grace." The song, written by Michael Farren, Krissy Nordhoff, Fanny Crosby, is taken from the forthcoming Integrity Music release, Blessed Assurance: The New Hymns of Fanny Crosby. The album also features songs by All Sons and Daughters, Ricky Skaggs, Michael W. Smith, Israel Houghton and it releases October 9th.
Fanny J. Crosby's hymns have inspired generations of Christians around the world-"To God Be the Glory," "All The Way My Savior Leads Me," "Blessed Assurance" and "Redeemed" are but a few of the thousands of works penned by the blind composer and social worker in 50 years of writing. Among those works were an astounding 2,700 unpublished and unfinished compositions - a forgotten musical treasure that sat hidden for years, passed from Fanny's publisher to the historic Wheaton College.
And were it not for a curious collector of antique hymnals, these songs might have remained hidden.Stephen Kelley, an artist, writer and entrepreneur, learned of the forgotten cache and tracked them down to Wheaton in 2000. Kelley recalls: "They wheeled out 20 library carts containing the manuscripts... some lyrics were on scrapsof paper and the backs of envelopes, letter head, legal paper, all with Fanny's initials. I couldn't believe it when I saw them, something emotional welled up inside me."
Moreover, Darlene Zschech has recently been the speaker and worhip leader at Joyce Walker's conference. Zschech writes: "I spoke at Joyce Meyer's annual womans conference, and Joyce, as we all know, is such a beautiful woman in so many ways. At the conference, I shared my testimony of God's faithfulness in my life."
"Additionally, I was able to have precious time with some of my all time fave worship leaders. All our friends in St Louis, from productions teams who work for Joyce, to those who lead churches in the surrounding areas. I heard from Pastor Craig Groeshel and he shared on encouragement. Craig's message was inspiring to say the least. Joyce spoke one of the most powerful messages of the times we are living in, challenging all to 'get off the fence' as we walk out our faith in these days. Yes. Ma'Am!!!"