American hymn-writer Fanny Crosby wrote over 9,000 hymns and was known for her deep and constant joy although she was blinded at six months old by the hand of a man only pretending to be a legitimate doctor.
God's grace in Fanny's life can be seen throughout her hymns, but was evident even in her childhood when she wrote, "Oh, what a happy soul I am, although I cannot see! I am resolved that in this world contented I will be."
Later in her life, during a visit to a prison where she was speaking and after a few of her hymns had been sung, one prisoner called out desperately, "Good Lord, do not pass me by!"
Fanny was then inspired to write, "Do Not Pass Me By" which Ira Sankey introduced during evangelist Dwight L. Moody's revivals in London.
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