Fanny Crosby

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Frances Janes Van Alstyne Crosby (March 24 1820February 12 1915), usually known as Fanny Crosby, was an American lyricist most famous for her Protestant Christian hymns. A lifelong Methodist, she was one of the most prolific hymnists in history, writing over 8,000 despite being blind from shortly after birth.


  • “Give,” said the little stream,
    “Give, oh give, give, oh give,”
    As it hurried down the hill.
    “I am small, I know, but wherever I go
    The fields grow greener still.”
    • ”Give,” said the little Stream, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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