Remarkable. Fanny Crosby wrote between 5,500 and 9,000 hymns,

The sheer volume of the number of hymns she wrote is overwhelming.

In all, Fanny Crosby wrote between 5,500 and 9,000 hymns, the exact count obscured by the numerous pseudonyms (as many as 200 pseudonyms, according to some sources) she employed to preserve her modesty and conceal the fact she was blind. It’s believed the number is higher.

Here are a few: Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Anna C. Storey, Victoria Stuart, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances…

Unfortunately only a few brought her fame. Blessed Assurance and Pass Me Not.

The reasons this is so remarkable.

1. The subject matter. Rarely was it acceptable for women to write religious themed work.

2. Being a woman in a day and age when most women couldn’t read and write.

3. She was blind.

Hundreds if not thousands of pieces of literary works, movies, books and etc have taken their title from her work. Some were religious and others weren’t. Like some commericals have used fragments of her work

Fanny Crosby

https://hymnary.org/text/pass_me_not_o_gentle_savior

An American poet

About unholypursuit

A. White, an award winning former librarian, who is also a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and later at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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2 Responses to Remarkable. Fanny Crosby wrote between 5,500 and 9,000 hymns,

  1. Saksgirl says:

    And I can’t write one!
    Yes, she was a remarkable woman!

    Liked by 1 person

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