Originally published in 1906 as Memories of Eighty Years, here is the remarkable story of one of America's greatest women. Crosby, although blind from an early age, wrote 8,000 hymns, including "Blessed Assurance" and "To God Be the Glory." She taught blind students for many years and dedicated herself to helping the poor and needy. 240 pages, hardcover. Hendrickson.
Frances Jane Crosby, 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. To this day the vast majority of American hymnals contain her work.
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