Tag Archives: Fanny Crosby

‘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.”

‘He Hideth My Soul’ (The Church of God)

I love these spirited renditions of hymns performed by the choir and congregation at The Church of God. This is a good old Fanny Crosby hymn, He Hideth My Soul.

We’re taking hymn requests today and every day, so if you have a favorite hymn you’d like to share, just let us know. Leave a comment anywhere, and we’ll do the rest.

By Request, ‘Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior’

Requested by Erlene, a Fanny Crosby hymn: Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior, sung by the Joslin Grove Choral Society.

If we posted every single day a hymn written by Fanny Crosby, a different hymn each day… it would still take some 20 years to post them all!

‘To God Be the Glory’

The hymn I loaded last night for this morning mysteriously vanished, but I reckon I can’t go wrong with this: To God Be the Glory, one of Fanny Crosby’s 8,000 hymns, sung by the Apostolic Christian Mens Group. Mountains and valleys by God the Father, maker of Heaven and Earth.


‘He Hideth My Soul’

A classic hymn by Fanny Crosby, sung by the choir and congregation at The Church of God–He Hideth My Soul. With lyrics so you can sing along. This is a hymn that often comes to me.

Bonus Hymn, ‘Draw Me Nearer’

I always post any hymn that really asserts itself in my mind, even if I don’t know why it should. This morning that hymn was Draw Me Nearer–a Fanny Crosby classic from 1875. I had a hard time finding a video that was simple and straightforward: so I’ve got this for you, from some little church somewhere. Thank you, whoever you are–that was the way I wanted to hear it.

‘He Hideth My Soul’

This hymn spends a lot of time with me. I once calculated that if I posted every day a different hymn by Fanny Crosby, it would take me 20 years to post them all.

This is He Hideth My Soul, by Fanny Crosby, sung by Nathan and Lyle with family and friends in Denton County, Texas.

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