Tag Archives: Fanny Crosby

By Request, ‘Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross’

Requested by Erlene, a classic Fanny Crosby hymn from 1869, Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross. Sung by the Smucker Family. Background sets by God the Father.


‘To God Be the Glory’

This is one of my favorite hymns–To God Be the Glory, by Fanny Crosby (1875)–but I don’t think I’ve posted this rendition of it before, by the students at Fountainview Academy. Praise the Lord, the God of our salvation.


‘Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross’

We can’t go wrong with a classic Fanny Crosby hymn from the 1860s–Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross, sung by the Smucker Family. Background sets by God the Father.


‘Rescue the Perishing’

You can’t go wrong here–a hymn written by Fanny Crosby (from 1868) and sung by the Altar of Praise Chorale: with God’s gorgeous handiwork for stage sets, and a message from the Gospel.


‘Blessed Assurance’

You can never go wrong with a hymn by Fanny Crosby. This is Blessed Assurance (1873), sung by the Harpeth Gospel Quartet. Background sets by God the Father, maker of heaven and earth.


‘Safe in the Arms of Jesus’

Fanny Crosby wrote more than 8,000 hymns in her career: let’s have one now. Safe in the Arms of Jesus (1868), sung by the Altar of Praise Chorale–if they sang a different Fanny Crosby hymn every day, it would take some 20 years to sing them all.


‘He Hideth My Soul’

No one wrote more hymns than Fanny Crosby–more than 8,000 hymns. This is one of them: He Hideth My Soul, from 1890, sung here by the Antrim Mennonite Choir. Background sets by God the Father, maker of heaven and earth.


‘Draw Me Nearer’–a 1906 Recording

Fanny Crosby, born in 1820 and blind for almost all her life, wrote over 8,000 hymns, many of them still loved and sung to this day. If I posted a different Fanny Crosby hymn here every day, it would still take some 20 years to post them all.

This antique Edison recording was made in 1906, when Fanny Crosby was still alive to hear it.

This is for Erlene, one of her favorite hymns–well, for everybody, really.


‘Blessed Assurance’

This is one of the 8,000 hymns that Fanny Crosby wrote–Blessed Assurance, sung here by Alan Jackson. This stirs my soul; I hope it does the same for you.


‘Meet Me There’

Here’s another Fanny Crosby hymn I’d never heard before–Meet Me There, sung by the Harding Concert Choir. It has a special meaning for me: as the oldest living member of my family, I hope to have a lot of meetings “there.”


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