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Fanny Crosby

The great blind hymn-writer Fanny Crosby wrote over 8000 hymns. The doctor made a mistake while she was just 6 weeks old, and resulted in her blindness. But she came to put her trust in Christ and wrote the hymns we still sing: I Am Thine, O Lord; Jesus Is Tenderly Calling; To God Be the Glory; Blessed Assurance.

She has not chosen to live in total darkness, but her condition made her more sensitive to things around and that enabled her to write many beautiful hymns. She has not chosen to serve God with blindness, but God blessed her, and used her to bless many others.

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