Fanny Crosby

Fanny Crosby

Frances Jane van Alstyne (Crosby); 1820 – 1915 – more commonly known as Fanny Crosby, was an American mission worker, poet, lyricist, and composer. She was one of the most prolific hymnists in history, writing more than 8,000 hymns and gospel songs, with more than 100 million copies printed, despite being blind from shortly after birth. She is also known for her teaching and her rescue mission work.

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