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!






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