America's Got Talent Violinist Tyler Butler-Figueroa Plays 'Blessed Assurance'

America's Got Talent Violinist Tyler Butler-Figueroa Plays 'Blessed Assurance'

The talented violinist Tyler Butler-Figueroa shares his gift of music with us in this video of him playing ‘Blessed Assurance.' And when you hear him play this beautiful hymn, it’s hard to not sing along to the familiar melody.


“Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine;
Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.

This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior all the day long.
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior all the day long.”

Tyler was recognized for his talents on the violin when he was given a golden buzzer by Simon Cowell on America’s Got Talent.

At just 11 years old, his energy and charisma on stage while he was playing blew the crowd and judges away. Before his audition, he gave the audience a little back story as to how he started playing the violin.

When Tyler was just 4 years old, he was diagnosed with Leukemia. The cancer almost took his life, but he was able to fight through it and has been in remission for almost 4 years now.

Unfortunately, when Tyler was battling for his life, he also had to deal with being bullied at school. Mean-spirited kids would spread rumors that his cancer was contagious, and children would avoid him at all costs. To deal with the pain from bullying, Tyler decided to take up the violin when he was 7 years old.

“When I play the violin, it helps me forget about all the bad stuff,” explains Tyler. “I just didn’t want to be the kid with cancer. So now I’m the kid who plays the violin.”

His mother said that once he started playing the violin, all the energy and happiness that her son had before came back. The music brought him back up from his lowest point and gave him new life.

What a blessing to see that Tyler is now healthy and using his musical talents to not just bring himself joy, but many other people as well!