Her love of poetry began early. Fanny Crosby’s first verses went something like this. Take note that Fanny was only eight years old and already determined to never feel sorry for herself.
Oh, what a happy soul I am, although I cannot see!
I am resolved that in this world, contented I will be.
How many blessings do I enjoy that other people don’t?
To weep and sigh because I’m blind? I cannot, and I won’t!
Fanny continued to write a total of eight thousand hymns, including:
“Safe in the Arms of Jesus,”
“Rescue the Perishing,”
“The Bright Forever,”
“Savior, More Than Life to Me,”
Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior.”
“All the Way My Savior Leads Me”
“He hideth My Soul”
“Praise Him! Praise Him! Jesus, Our Blessed Redeemer!”
“Redeemed, How I Love to Proclaim It!”
“Tell Me the Story of Jesus”
“To God Be the Glory”
Note that Fanny also wrote several books of poetry, some modern songs, and even cantatas. There is nothing more exciting to watch than a person living up to their potential.
“For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God. So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.” (Romans 14:10, 12, NIV)