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Fanny Crosby

April 6, 2014

“It seemed in­tend­ed by the bless­ed prov­i­dence of God that I should be blind all my life, and I thank him for the dis­pen­sa­tion. If per­fect earth­ly sight were of­fered me to­mor­row I would not ac­cept it. I might not have sung hymns to the praise of God if I had been dis­tract­ed by the beau­ti­ful and in­ter­est­ing things about me.” Fanny Crosby
“Redeemed” “Blessed Assurance” “Rescue the Perishing” and over 8000 other hymns, some that we have in our hymn books, were written by Fanny Crosby who was blinded at 6 weeks of age by an incompetent doctor.
Her life affected multitudes of people through her beautiful hymns and praises to God.
God took a tragedy and turned it into a testimony that still is being used in our lives today almost 200 years later.

Isaiah 42:16
And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not;
I will lead them in paths that they have not known:
I will make darkness light before them,
and crooked things straight.
These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.