"...One thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, but now I see." John 10:25
Fanny Crosby was blind, yet saw more clearly than most could ever hope through the eyes of faith.
She wrote about 8000 songs or poems, maybe more, None was so enduring as Blessed Assurance.
A verse of this beloved song is on her tombstone.
Jesus is mine!
Oh, what a fore taste
of glory Divine.
Heir of salvation,
purchased of God,
Born of His Spirit
washed in His blood.
Her life story is so inspiring. Fanny moved to Bridgeport, Conn. to live with her sister at the age of 80.
There she dreamed of being able to see for the first time, as the words of her song reflect.
Visions of rapture
now burst on my sight.
bring from above
Echoes of mercy
whispers of love.
Fanny lived just one month short of her 95th birthday. One of her last hymns again reflected upon her faith that she would one day see, reflected in the lines;
And I shall see Him face to face,
And tell the story, saved by grace.
This is my story, this is my song
Praising my Savior all the day long.
This is a wonderful story to tell your children. It blessed my heart as I studied for my class.