P is for Poet - Fanny J. Crosby

 

My granddaughter introduced me to the works of Fanny J. Crosby. This fascinating lady, blind from infancy, wrote her first poem at age 8:

 

Oh, what a happy soul I am,
Although I cannot see,
I am resolved that in this world
Contented I will be.

 

How many blessings I enjoy
That other people don't
To weep and sigh because I'm blind
I cannot nor I won't.

 

Here is another famous quote, said to her mother:

 

"Mother, if I had a choice, I would still choose to remain blind...for when I die; the first face I will ever see will be the face of my blessed Saviour."

 

A true inspiration for all times, Fanny also wrote many hymns. You might recognize a few, such as “Blessed Assurance” or “Praise Him, Praise Him.”

 

Thank you, Elianna, for sharing your school work with grandma!

 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fanny_Crosby

 

 

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