Frances Janes Van Alstyne Crosby (March 24 1820 – February 12 1915), usually known as Fanny Crosby, was an American lyricist best known for her Protestant Christian hymns. A lifelong Methodist, she was one of the most prolific hymnists in history, writing over 8,000 despite being blind from shortly after birth.
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- “Give,” said the little stream,
“Give, oh give, give, oh give,”
As it hurried down the hill.
“I am small, I know, but wherever I go
The fields grow greener still.”
- ”Give,” said the little Stream, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
- The New York Institute for Special Education page on Fanny Crosby
- Fanny Crosby page at Cyberhymnal
- Biography at Believers' Web
- National Cyclopedia of Biography article at Wholesome Words