Fanny J. Crosby: An Autobiography (Hendrickson Classic Biography Series)
: The author of over 8,000 hymns that remain today at the very heart of Christian worship around the world, Fanny J. Crosby can be ranked among the greatest Christian hymn writers of all time. Her songs are woven so...
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The author of over 8,000 hymns that remain today at the very
heart of Christian worship around the world, Fanny J. Crosby
can be ranked among the greatest Christian hymn writers of all
time. Her songs are woven so intricately into America's spiritual
life that there is scarcely a hymnal that does not include one of
her memorable pieces. Through lyrics that evoke in us times and
experiences long forgotten, her hymns have lost none of their
power to express the truth about God's work and love.
Herein are her memories of eighty years. Told in her own words,
this book relates her story of a life characterized by great spiritual
depth and profuse creativity. Though blind since infancy, Fanny
Crosby overcame great prejudice to become a poet and teacher,
much beloved and respected. She lived a remarkable life and
her passion for God infused her lyrics with evangelistic zeal that
points people to a loving and welcoming Lord.
Hendrickson Classic Biographies feature enduring stories about
real people whose lives have been touched and transformed by God,
and who in turn have touched others with God's love. Each story
has been carefully selected, gently edited if necessary, and freshly
typeset, making every account-be it ancient or contemporary-a
compelling read. Great lives reaching across the ages to touch lives
today, encouraging, challenging, and inspiring.
Frances Jane Crosby (1820-1915), usually known as Fanny Crosby, was an American lyricist best known for her Protestant Christian hymns. She was one of the most prolific hymnists in history, writing over 8,000 hymns, despite being blind from shortly after birth. Also known for her preaching and speaking, during her lifetime Fanny Crosby was one of the best known women in the United States.