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What began in tragedy ending with glory being given to the Lord Jesus Christ. Frances Jane (Fanny) Crosby (1820-1915), who became blind as an infant, was the composer of thousand of poems and hymn lyrics many of which still inspire and comfort the Christian world. She composed in her head sometimes as many as seven hymns a day and would later recite them to others to be transcribed. Throughout her long life she continued to compose even up to the year she died at the age of ninety-five.
Collection 35 in the Archives contains about 2,400 original manuscripts
which Crosby composed between 1862 and 1915. Most are dated and numbered
and some have both words and music. Below is a one of her poems composed in 1876.