QUOTE (Fanny Crosby) – Nov 20

November 20, 2013

English: A picture of Fanny Crosby. Rationale:...

English: A picture of Fanny Crosby. Rationale: The subject died in 1915, prior to 1923, making this image public domain in the USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“O what a happy soul am I!
Although I cannot see,
I am resolved that in this world
Contented I will 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.”

~ Fanny Crosby

In honor of Fanny Crosby, who wrote hundreds of hymns and was blind from her youth.  On this day in 1850, she sought assurance at a Methodist revival service altar and was flooded with joy, and leapt up, shouting “Hallelujah.”

Source:  Today in Christian History


  1. I never knew of “Fanny Crosby.” Thank you for introducing her to me! How insightful she was.

    • I am so glad that this post introduce you to Fanny Crosby. She was an amazing lady. I am astounded by the thought that she wrote over 9,000 hymns. I understand that she started to write under pen names so that the hymnals would not be filled with her name. God gave her an amazing gift.
      God Bless!

  2. Absolutely love more like!!! :)))

  3. I’m enjoying the quotes that you are finding. Thank you!

    • Thanks for the encouragement. I was not sure how they would go over. I have just been encouraged by all the faithful brothers and sisters who have gone before us but still speak truth into our lives and faith. I am glad that you share in that encouragement.
      God Bless!

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