|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:
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: