Blessed by a Blind Lady

Sing psalms, hymns and spiritual
songs with gratitude in your hearts.
                 —Colossians 3:16

She’s been dead for 105 years (died February 12, 1915), but her words will be quoted more this Sunday than those of any theologian—because multiplied thousands of worshippers will voice them.

Her name is Fanny J. Crosby.

Blind since she was six-weeks-old, Crosby wrote more than 8,000 hymns, including Blessed Assurance, Tell Me the Story of Jesus, A Wonderful Savior, I Am Thine O Lord, All the Way My Savior Leads Me, To God Be the Glory, and Safe in the Arms of Jesus.

Be thankful for the preachers’ proclamations and the presbyters’ prayers—and equally grateful for the hymnists’ hymns.

There’s a good chance you will be singing a Fanny J. Crosby hymn this Sunday.

People of the past contribute
enormously to our present.

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