The author of over 8,000 hymns that remain today at the veryheart of Christian worship around the world, Fanny J. Crosbycan be ranked among the greatest Christian hymn writers of alltime. Her songs are woven so intricately into America's spirituallife that there is scarcely a hymnal that does not include one ofher memorable pieces. Through lyrics that evoke in us times andexperiences long forgotten, her hymns have lost none of theirpower to express the truth about God's work and love.
Herein are her memories of eighty years. Told in her own words,this book relates her story of a life characterized by great spiritualdepth and profuse creativity. Though blind since infancy, FannyCrosby overcame great prejudice to become a poet and teacher,much beloved and respected. She lived a remarkable life andher passion for God infused her lyrics with evangelistic zeal thatpoints people to a loving and welcoming Lord.
Hendrickson Classic Biographies feature enduring stories aboutreal people whose lives have been touched and transformed by God,and who in turn have touched others with God's love. Each storyhas been carefully selected, gently edited if necessary, and freshlytypeset, making every account-be it ancient or contemporary-acompelling read. Great lives reaching across the ages to touch livestoday, encouraging, challenging, and inspiring.
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