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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.