Fanny Crosby was a blind American poetess. She wrote between 8000 to 9000 gospel hymn texts, more than anyone else in recorded Christian history. Many of her beloved hymns are still being frequently sung today. Fanny’s hymns appeal largely to the emotions of the worshiper.
Charles H. Gabriel (1856-1932), a noted hymn writer himself, at Fanny Crosby’s death, said that her name would be “suspended as a halo above modern hymnology..” and “will live on as long as people sing the Gospel”
George Cole Stebbins (1846-1945), in his 1924 autobiography wrote, “There was probably no writer in her day who appealed more to the valid experience of the Christian life or who expressed more sympathetically the deep longings of the human heart than Fanny Crosby”.
In 1904, Ira D. Sankey, who was a partner and colleague of D. L. Moody, said the success of their evangelical campaigns resulted largely from Fanny Crosby’s hymns.