Methodist poet blesses millions

She was born in 1820 and experienced conversion in 1850. Then Fanny Crosby, with vision surpassing blindness, wrote over 8,000 hymns that still inspire today. ~Wikimedia commons

“Her life was her hymnody,” says United Methodist historian, Alfred Day. Meet Fanny Crosby.
The favorite hymn “Blessed Assurance” is one of more than 8,000 penned by a blind, musical visionary. Fanny Crosby’s songs are favorites in the United Methodist Hymnal. The Rev. Alfred Day of the General Commission on Archives and History tells why the life story of this 19th century poet is as inspiring as the words we sing today.

Click here for a full transcript of the video produced by United Methodist Videos.



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