Crosby, Fanny, 1820-1915

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Hymn writer; born in 1820; became blind shortly after birth; studied and taught at New York City Institution for the blind, where she achieved a reputation as a poet; was converted during a revival meeting, 1850; married blind musician and composer Alexander Van Alstyne, 1858; wrote first hymn, 1864; hymns were transcribed as dictated and published primarily by Bigelow and Main Company; wrote approximately 6,000 hymns; died 1915.

From the description of Hymn lyric manuscripts of Fanny Crosby, 1862-1915, (bulk 1871-1900). (Wheaton College). WorldCat record id: 26448825

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Hymns, English
Poets, American
Music
Women poets, American
Conversion--Hymns
Evangelistic work--Hymns
Women hymn writers
Christian poetry, American
Salvation--Hymns
Prayer--Hymns
Revival hymns
Faith--Hymns
Christian life--Hymns
Music--Religious aspects
Women--Religious life
Hymn writers
American poetry
Religion and poetry
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Birth 1820-03-24

Death 1915-02-12

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