Soli Deo Gloria
Celebration of Fanny J. Crosby: Her Life and Music
Saturday, February 26, 2022
Refreshments to follow.
Join us for a celebration of Fanny J. Crosby, her life and music, on Saturday, February 26, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Peace Memorial Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
Many titles have been given to describe the life and work of Fanny Jane Crosby (March 24, 1820 – February 12, 1915) — “The Blind Poetess,” “The Queen of Gospel Hymn Writers,” and to those close to her as “Aunt Fanny.” Blinded at 6 weeks of age by improper medical treatment, her life was never defined by her disability. She loved writing poetry from an early age. It seemed to provide such joy to her heart to write poems of dedication to her family and friends. At the age of 14, she left her beloved home to be educated at the Institute of the Blind in New York City.
Throughout her life, she wrote over 8,000 hymn texts, was an accomplished musician, and a featured speaker well into her 90s. So voluminous were her poetic submissions that her published asked her to use pseudonyms in order to not show the appearance of favoritism to one author.
Coming to Christ at the age of 30 well-defined the focus of her life to live and bring glory to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Music in today’s church has been in flux, offering contemporary gospel chorus as well as hymns. Many of the most beloved hymns have now been pushed aside and given less and less importance.
This program has the purpose of uniting Christians from every denomination to sing her most famous hymns and learn of her remarkable life. She has much to teach us.
For more information, contact Joyce King at 541-884-5057 or [email protected].