Frances Jane Crosby

(Fanny Crosby)


Born: March 24, 1820, Putnam County, New York.

Died: February 12, 1915, Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Buried: Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Fanny Crosby was prob­ab­ly the most pro­lif­ic hymn­ist in his­to­ry. Though blind­ed by an in­com­pe­tent doc­tor at six weeks of age, she wrote over 8,000 hymns. About her blind­ness, she said:

It seemed intend­ed by the bless­ed prov­i­dence of God that I should be blind all my life, and I thank him for the dis­pen­sa­tion. If per­fect earth­ly sight were of­fered me to­mor­row I would not ac­­cept it. I might not have sung hymns to the praise of God if I had been dis­tract­ed by the beau­ti­ful and in­ter­est­ing things about me.

In 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.

When she died, her tomb­stone carried the words, “Aunt Fanny” and “Bless­ed as­sur­ance, Jesus is mine. Oh, what a fore­taste of glory divine.” Eliza Hewitt me­mor­i­al­ized Fanny’s passing in a poem:

Away to the country of sunshine and song,
Our songbird has taken her flight,
And she who has sung in the darkness so long
Now sings in the beautiful light.



  1. Able to Deliver
  2. After the Mist and Shadow
  3. All the Way My Savior Leads Me
  4. Army of Endeavor
  5. As the Bird Flies Home
  6. At the Breaking of the Day
  7. At the Cross There’s Room
  8. Awake! Awake!
  9. Awake! Awake! O Heart of Mine!
  10. Awake! For the Trumpet Is Sounding!
  11. Away! Away!
  12. Beautiful Vale of Rest
  13. Beautiful Witness
  14. Behold Me Standing at the Door
  15. Behold the Wondrous Love
  16. Bless This Hour of Prayer
  17. Blessed Are They That Believe
  18. Blessed Assurance
  19. Blessed Bible
  20. Blessed Cross of Jesus
  21. Blessed Feast, The
  22. Blessed Homeland
  23. Blessed Redeemer
  24. Blest, Blest Forever
  25. Blind Bartimeus
  26. Blood Washed Throng, The
  27. Break Forth, O Joyful Heart
  28. Bright Forever, The
  29. By and By
  30. By the Grace of God We’ll Meet
  31. Calling for You
  32. Children May Be Heralds
  33. Children Sing
  34. Choose Ye Today
  35. Christ Is Risen!
  36. Christ the Lord Is King
  37. Christian Brother, o’er the Main
  38. Christian Flag, The
  39. Church of Christ, O Sleep No More
  40. City of Gold
  41. Cleansing Fountain, The
  42. Close Thy Heart No More
  43. Close to Thee
  44. Come Again
  45. Come Boldly to the Throne of Grace
  46. Come, Come Away!
  47. Come, Great Deliverer, Come!
  48. Come in, O Blessèd One
  49. Come, Oh Come, with Thy Broken Heart
  50. Come to the Fountain
  51. Come unto Me, Ye Weary
  52. Come with Rejoicing
  53. Coming Today
  54. Conquering Now and Still to Conquer
  55. Cry from Macedonia, A
  56. Dark Is the Night
  57. Day-Star Hath Risen, The
  58. Dear Jesus, Canst Thou Help Me?
  59. Eternity
  60. Everlasting Hills, The
  61. Fairer Than the Morning
  62. Faith in Jesus
  63. Falter Not
  64. Few More Marchings Weary, A
  65. Gathering Out of Tears
  66. Glad Tidings
  67. Gladly We Will Go
  68. Glory Ever Be to Jesus
  69. Glory to God, Hallelujah
  70. Glory to God in the Highest
  71. Go and Work!
  72. Go Work in the Vineyard
  73. God of Our Strength, Enthroned Above
  74. God So Loved the World
  75. God’s Holy Church Shall Triumph
  76. Good-night Till We Met in the Morning
  77. Great Jehovah, Mighty Lord
  78. Greatness of His Mercy, The
  79. Guiding Hand, The
  80. Hand in Hand
  81. Handful of Leaves, A
  82. Hark! There Comes a Whisper
  83. He Feedeth His Flock
  84. He Hideth My Soul
  85. He Is All in All to Me
  86. He Is Coming
  87. Healing at the Fountain
  88. Hear and Answer Prayer
  89. Hear My Call
  90. Hear Us, O Savior!
  91. Heavenly Father, We Beseech Thee
  92. Here from the World We Turn
  93. Hide Me
  94. Hide Thou Me
  95. His Love Passeth Knowledge
  96. His Words Are True
  97. Hold Thou My Hand
  98. Holy, Holy, Holy Is the Lord
  99. How Can We Forget Him?
  100. How Oft in Holy Converse
  101. How Oft We Are There
  102. How Sweet the Hour
  103. I Am So Glad That Jesus Came
  104. I Am Thine, O Lord
  105. I Have Entered Beulah Land
  106. I Live but in Thee
  107. I Will Not Be Long!
  108. I’ll Bear It, Lord, for Thee
  109. In a Lowly Manger Sleeping
  110. In Bethany
  111. In the Twinkling of an Eye
  112. Is It There?
  113. Jesus Is Passing This Way
  114. Jesus Is Tenderly Calling You Home
  115. Jesus, My All
  116. Jesus, My Only Hope
  117. Jesus Will Welcome Me There
  118. Joyfully Sing
  119. Just a Word for Jesus
  120. Keep Thou Me
  121. Keep Thou My Way
  122. King Is Coming, The
  123. Laurels, Fresh Laurels
  124. Lay It Down
  125. Let Me Lean on Thee
  126. Let the Light Stream In
  127. Let Us Sing Again
  128. Lights of Home, The
  129. Like a Wayward Child I Wandered
  130. Like as a Father
  131. Lion of Judah, The
  132. Lo! the Golden Fields Are Smiling
  133. Look Up! Ye Weary Ones
  134. Lord, Abide with Me
  135. Lord, Here I Am
  136. Lord in Zion Reigneth, The
  137. Lord Is King!, The
  138. Make Haste!
  139. Master’s Call, The
  140. Meet Me There
  141. Message Sweet Is Borne to Me, A
  142. More Like Jesus Would I Be
  143. Morning Draweth Nigh, The
  144. Morning Land, The
  145. Music of the Angels
  146. My Savior First of All
  147. My Song Shall Be of Jesus
  148. Near the Cross
  149. Nearer the Cross
  150. Never Give Up
  151. Never Lose the Golden Rule
  152. Never Shone a Light So Fair!
  153. No King but Christ
  154. No Sorrow There
  155. No Tears in Heaven
  156. No Voice But Thine
  157. O Be Saved
  158. O Blessed Bible
  159. O Brother, Life’s Journey Beginning!
  160. O Child of God
  161. O Church of God, Arise!
  162. O Eden, Dear Eden
  163. O Fly to Him
  164. O My Savior, Hear Me
  165. O Precious Word
  166. O Spirit, Come
  167. O to Abide in Jesus
  168. Oh, How Sweet When We Mingle
  169. Oh, Sing of My Redeemer!
  170. Oh, to Be Nearer
  171. Oh, What Are You Going to Do?
  172. Oh, Wonderful Word!
  173. On Let Us Go
  174. On the Banks Beyond the River
  175. Only a Beam of Sunshine
  176. Only a Little Way
  177. Only a Step
  178. Only Jesus Feels and Knows
  179. Only Thy Garment’s Hem
  180. Only Trust the Savior’s Promise
  181. Onward, Ye Pilgrims
  182. Open the Gates of the Temple
  183. Opening Hymn
  184. Our Festive Song
  185. Out in the Sunshine
  186. Out of Bondage
  187. Palace of the King, The
  188. Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior
  189. Patriot’s Prayer, The
  190. Pilgrim’s Journey, The
  191. Praise Him, Praise Him
  192. Praise Our Creator
  193. Praise, Praise His Name
  194. Praise the Lord and Worship Him
  195. Praise the Rock of Our Salvation
  196. Praise Ye the Lord
  197. Press On!
  198. Pure Within
  199. Rainbow Round the Throne, The
  200. Redeemed, and with the Price of Blood
  201. Redeemed, How I Love to Proclaim It!
  202. Redeeming Grace
  203. Rescue the Perishing
  204. Rest at Home
  205. Rest over Jordan
  206. Revive Thy Work, O Lord!
  207. Rock in the Desert
  208. Room at the Cross
  209. Room for the Penitent
  210. Sacred Fountain
  211. Safe in the Arms of Jesus
  212. Save Me at the Cross
  213. Saved by Grace
  214. Savior, More Than Life
  215. Savior with Me, The
  216. Send the Gospel Light
  217. Shadow of the Rock, The
  218. Shall I Be Saved Tonight?
  219. Shepherd’s Fold on High, The
  220. Shout in the Camp, A
  221. Shouting His Praise
  222. Showers of Blessing
  223. Simple, Earnest Prayer, The
  224. Sing Once More of Jesus
  225. Sing unto God
  226. Sing with a Tuneful Spirit
  227. So Near to the Kingdom
  228. Some Sweet Day, By and By
  229. Sound the Alarm!
  230. Speed Away
  231. Stand by the Right
  232. Sweet Assurance
  233. Sweet Story of Jesus
  234. Take the World, but Give Me Jesus
  235. Tell It Out with Gladness
  236. Tell Me the Story of Jesus
  237. Tenderly He Leads Us
  238. Tenderly Pleading
  239. Thanks for the Bible
  240. There Will I Follow Thee
  241. They That Be Wise
  242. They’ll Soon Be O’er
  243. This I Know!
  244. This Is Our Endeavor
  245. This My Plea
  246. Though Kindred Ties Around Us
  247. Though Your Sins Be as Scarlet
  248. Through the Valley of the Shadow
  249. Thy Hand Upholdeth Me
  250. Thy Holy Spirit, Lord, Alone
  251. Thy Word Is a Lamp
  252. ’Tis Summer in My Heart
  253. ’Tis the Blessed Hour of Prayer
  254. To the Work
  255. To God Be the Glory
  256. Too Late
  257. Tread Softly
  258. Tried and True
  259. Trust in the Promise
  260. Trusting Jesus
  261. ’Twill All Be Right at Last
  262. Unsearchable Riches
  263. Wait on the Lord
  264. Waiting for the Promise
  265. Waiting for Thy Coming
  266. Walking in the Good Old Way
  267. Watch and Pray
  268. Water of Life, The
  269. We All Can Do Good
  270. We All Can Do Something for Jesus
  271. We Are Coming Home Tonight
  272. We Are Going. We Are Going
  273. We Are Nearing
  274. We Praise Thee, We Bless Thee
  275. We Walk by Faith
  276. Welcome for Me
  277. We’ll Give Our Hearts to Jesus
  278. What a Friend Thou Art to Me!
  279. What a Gathering
  280. When Christ Arose
  281. When Each Others Face We See
  282. When the Dewy Light Was Fading
  283. When the King Shall Come!
  284. Where Is Thy Refuge?
  285. Why Do the Holy Angels Sing?
  286. Whom Have I in Heaven?
  287. Will Jesus Find Us Watching?
  288. Will the Angels Come?
  289. Will You Come?
  290. Yes, There Is Pardon for You