Posts Tagged ‘Fanny Crosby’

Fanny Crosby-No Excuses

July 12, 2016

Fanny Crosby was blind from a small baby but never allowed her blindness to stop her from Serving Her Savior. She wrote the words to hundreds of hymns under her own name as well as pen names.

She was a teacher, author, wife and Godly, Christian. What a testimony to what one person can do who trusts fully in the Lord and allows the Holy Spirit to work through her.

Sometimes we have excuses why we cannot serve God. Illness, lack of money, job, family and many others. In the Bible a man used the excuse of having to bury his father. (Matthew 8:21) “What is your excuse? Decide to be effective for the Lord no matter what and get busy for Him. 

John 12:26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.

Blessed Assurance

September 8, 2015

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.

Perfect submission, perfect delight,

Visions of rapture now burst on my sight;

Angels, descending, bring from above

Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.

Perfect submission, all is at rest,

I in my Savior am happy and blest,

Watching and waiting, looking above,

Filled with His goodness, lost in His love.

Fanny Crosby 1873

Fanny Crosby was blind physically but not spiritually. She had faith and full assurance in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ to save her and wrote many hymns in her lifetime that are still sung and are a blessing to many over 100 years later.

Our prayer is that you who are reading this have the same assurance of the forgiveness that can be yours through faith in Jesus. It is as simple as admitting you have sinned, believing that He paid for your sins, asking Him to forgive you and change your life. He will come into your life and your life will change as you grow in the knowledge and understanding of His Word.

Hebrews 10:22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.

To God Be The Glory

January 12, 2015

“To God Be The Glory” is one of the hymns written by Fanny Crosby. She was blind from the age of six weeks old, when a doctor applied the wrong medication to her eyes.
She was well educated, became a teacher, married and wrote many hymns that are in our hymnals today.
She lived to be 95 years old and her love for the Lord is evident in the words of her many songs. A good example to us how a person can look at the bright side of life even through hardships and adversity.
1 To God be the glory, great things he has done;
so loved he the world that he gave us his Son,
who yielded his life an atonement for sin,
and opened the lifegate that we may go in.
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord; let the earth hear his voice!
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord; let the people rejoice!
O come to the Father through Jesus the Son,
and give him the glory; great things he has done.
2 O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood,
to every believer the promise of God;
the vilest offender who truly believes,
that moment from Jesus a pardon receives.
3 Great things he has taught us, great things he has done,
and great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son;
but purer and higher and greater will be
our wonder, our gladness, when Jesus we see.

John 11:4
When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.

Fanny Crosby 1801-9000

October 25, 2014

When Fanny Crosby was only six weeks old, she developed an eye infection. The regular doctor was away and a traveling doctor use mustard plaster on the baby’s eyes. Fanny was blind from that time.
One year later her father died leaving her mother to take care of Fanny and herself.
Fanny’s grandmother took care of her and taught her about the world around her, especially the Bible.
Fanny did not consider herself handicapped by her blindness. She memorized much of the Bible at a young age. Went on to become an instructor at the School for the blind in New York City and later married one of her students.
She started to write songs when she was in her forties. And wrote over 9000
hymns many which are still sung by congregations all over the world.
Her most famous hymn, “Blessed Assurance,” is a personal testimony of her salvation.
Her hymns have stood the test of time, still loved by believers today. Hymns such as “Saved by Grace,” “Draw Me Nearer,” “Safe in the Arms of Jesus,” “All the Way My Savior Leads Me,” “To God Be the Glory,” “Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross,” and “I Am Thine, O Lord,” expressed Fanny’s deep devotion to her Savior.

Romans 8:28
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.