Fanny Crosby Quotes

Frances Jane van Alstyne (née Crosby; March 24, 1820 – February 12, 1915), more commonly known as Fanny Crosby, was an American mission worker, poet, lyricist, and composer. She was a member of the Sixth Avenue Bible Baptist Church in Brooklyn, New York, and she wrote many hymns together with her minister Robert Lowry. She was one of the most prolific hymnists in history, writing more than 8,000 hymns and gospel songs, with more than 100 million copies printed, despite being blind from shortly after birth. She is also known for her teaching and her rescue mission work. By the end of the 19th century, she was a household name.

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Fanny Crosby


Sometimes I need to reject the music proposed for my songs because the musicians misunderstand that the Fanny Crosby who once wrote for the people in the saloons has merely changed the lyrics. Oh my no. The church must never sing it's songs to the melodies of the world.

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Angels descending bring from above Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.

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Rescue the perishing, care for the dying,Snatch them in pity from sin and the grave;Weep o'er the erring one, lift up the fallen,Tell them of Jesus the mighty to save.

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Chords that were broken will vibrate once more.

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Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine! O what a foretaste of glory divine! Heir of salvation, purchase of God. Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.

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The angel of mercy, the child of love, together had flown to the realms above.

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If I had a choice, I would still choose to remain blind...for when I die, the first face I will ever see will be the face of my blessed Saviour.

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It is not enough to have a song on your lips. You must also have a song in your heart.

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Because when I get to heaven, the first face that shall ever gladden my sight will be that of my Savior.

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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.

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Oh what a happy soul am I although I cannot see, I am resolved that in this world contented I shall be. How many blessings I enjoy that other people don't. To weep and sigh, because I'm blind? I cannot and I won't.

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“This is my story, this is my Song,/ Praising my Savior, all the day long.”

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“Can ye fathom the ocean, dark and deep, where the mighty waves and the grandeur sweep?”

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It is not enough to have a song on your lips. You must also have a song in your heart.

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We are traveling on with our staff in hand... We are pilgrims bound for the heavenly land.

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