Boys And Girls Assurance March

This song was written by American Methodist pastor, composer and music-editor William M. Runyon (1870-1957).

It is sometimes known as Assurance March, Boys And Girls Medley or Can We Know That Jesus Saves Us.

It is set to a tune, often called CAN WE KNOW THAT JESUS SAVES US, by James Mountain and Wendell P. Loveless. Copyright for the tune was first registered in 1931 and then renewed in 1959.

The tune has sometimes been described as a polka, but at least one publication shows it in 4/4 time, with an instruction to play it marziale, ie in a military style. In the key of F, the first few notes of the melody are c Gc c #Gc c c c.



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Examples

Adult choir with piano and light orchestra:



Children's choir with piano:



Instrumental - mandolin with guitar:



Instrumental - keyboard duet with percussion:



Lyrics

Can we know that Jesus saves us; can we know?
Be assured each moment, everywhere we go?
Can we know our sins are all forgiven, washed away?
That our path is leading to God’s perfect day?

Oh yes we can know,
can know our sins are washed away.
We can know, can know our sins are washed away.
Chapter one verse twelve of John,
is the ground we stand upon.

Yes we know that Jesus saves us; yes we know.
Be assured each moment, everywhere we go.
Yes we know our sins are all forgiven, washed away,
That our path is leading to God’s perfect day!

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