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Fanny Crosby

Fanny Crosby
   Fanny Crosby 

  Sample of Songs by Fanny Crosby

     “Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine”

     “He Hideth My Soul”

     “Near the Cross” 

     “I Am Thine, O Lord”

     “To God Be the Glory”

     “Rescue the Perishing”

More Online Resources

Autobiography: Memories of Eighty Years (Google Books)
Hymns by Fanny Crosby

 Wikipedia biography and links 

Fanny Crosby: Songs to touch the heart

Fanny Crosby (1820-1915) wrote more than 8,000 songs in her lifetime even though she was blinded at six weeks of age by a medical error. She was one of the most prolific hymn writers in history.

Highlights of her life and ministry

  • Wrote 8,000 poems (song lyrics). She wrote so many that sometimes she did not recognize the words when she heard one of her own songs.
  • 200 pen names. Publishers did not want the public to know she had written so many of their hymns. Daily productivity. Could write up to seven hymns in one day.  
  • No copyrights. Was paid only $1 or $2 for each poem and had no copyrights. The composers of the tunes usually kept all the rights.  
  • Living simply. In spite of the urging of friends and admirers, she chose to live among the poor.  
  • Simplifying the Gospel. She wrote for those who might not understand preaching and many were saved as a result. 

Stories about Fanny Crosby

Fanny once said, “Mother, if I had a choice, I would still choose to remain blind . . . for when I die, the first face I will ever see will be the face of my blessed Saviour.” 

Are you excited about dying some day and seeing God’s face? In that day, you will know what God has known about you all along. Will your face be full of joy at seeing Him face to face, or will you be distressed at how you failed Him?
The choice is yours.

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