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Sbo llu. ll,rn Slulitt Slnrv Child
IkhhI of tti Iljimift Sbo lias Writ
ten. (Special Correspondeneo.)
New YotiK, July 23. Tho writer of
fnvorlto hymns Is ono of tho great pow
ers that itillitenue the world. Such n
person can approach neuter to tho hearts
of jiooplo than nny ono elso. So much H
true of even tho ordinary hymn writer,
but when ono can bo said to have written
moro Sunday school hymns than nny ten
living writers sho has nchloved n unlcruo
distinction. This is bollovcd to bo tho
record of Fanny Crosby, tho subject of
tills sketch.
Francos June Crosby, tho daughter of
John nnd Mercy Crosby, tho luttcr of
whom is still living, was born in South
east, Putnuin county, N. V., March 2-1,
1820. Sho became blind at tho ago of 0
weeks from maltreatment of tho oyes.
When sho was 0 yours old tdio moved
with her parents to Ridgoflold, Conn.,
tho family remaining tliero four yours.
At tho ago of 1A she entered tho Institu
tion for tho Blind In Now York city,
whoro sho received a good education
Sho began to tench in this school in Sep
tember, 1817, and continued her work
there until March 1, 1858. Sho taught
English grammar, rhetoric and Greek,
Roman and American history.
During ono of hor vacations, whilo sho
was still teaching, sho wrote tho words
to many songs for Mr. George F. Root.
Among them were tho following, all ex
tremely popular In tholr day; "Hazel
Doll," "Rosalto, tho Pralrio Flower,"
"Ilonoysucklo Glen," "Proud World,
Good-by, Pin Going Home," "There's
Musiu in tho Air," nnd tho words for tho
cantatas of "Pilgrim Fathers" and "Tho
Flower Queen." In '42 nnd '43, whilo
receiving instruction in tho school, she
went on a tour through Now York state
for tho purjKMO of making tho institution
bettor known nnd securing pupils for it.
During this trip sho visltod Niagara
Falls, and went to all the points of Inter
est thero, tho scenes being described to
her by a friend.
Whilo Miss Crosby was teaching nt
this school sho met Henry Clay, Presi
dents Tyler end Van Duron, Governor
William II. Seward and Gen. Wlnflcld
Scott. Sho tells this story of tho visit of
Mr. Clay:
"When Henry Clay camo to tho insti
tution, during his last visit to New York,
I was selected to wolcomo him by a
poem. Six months before, ho hud lost a
son nt one of tho battles of tho Mexican
war, nnd I had sent him somo verses. In
my address I carefully avoided any nllu
bIoii to them In order not to wound him.
When I hud finished ho drew my mm
in his nnd said, through hl3 tears, 'This
is not tho first oom for which I am in
debted to this lady. Six months ago she
sent mo somo lines on tho death of my
dear son." Both of us wero oveicomo for
a few minutes. Soon, by a splendid ef
fort, Mr. Clay recovered himself, but I
could not control my tears."
In connection with her meeting theso
notable men I might add that Miss Cros
by had tho honor of being the first wo
man whose voice
was heard pub
licly In tho sen
ato chamber. She
road a poem
thero on ono oc
casion. Sho has pub
lished three ol
umes of verses.
Tho first was Is
sued in 1844 nnd
was called "Tho
Blind Girl, nnd
Other Poems." It
contained a steel
nortrnit of tho
Philharmonic Orchestra
Room io, Opera House Block
gs comple
Tl 1, 18M0:
of erection
trom April
tUislness block. O E ontgomery, 11th and N.
do do I. W Mllllujnley, 11th near N.
Restaurant (Odells) O K Montgomery, N uear
Residence, J J ImliorT, J and 19th.
do J I) Mncfarlaud, Q and 14th.
do John -t'linnig, I) and 11th,
do Albert Watkhis, D Ixt Vth and 10th.
do Wm Jl LeonaiihE bet Oth and 10th.
Jo E It Outhrte, '.7th and N.
do J E Reed, M 1), K !x-t lCth and lTth,
do I, O M llkldwlii, O bet lWh and 18th,
sk4ltrlum building at Mllford, Neb,
Flrrt llaptlbt church, 14th and K streets.
ortuary clrvtel ami receiving jtomb at Wyuka
tffflce . Room; 33 and 34
Klohards Bloolc
author. A second volumo, "Monterey,
and Other Poems," followed in 1849, and
tho third, "A Wreath of Columbia's
Flowers," in 1559. Though theso show
ed tho poetical bent of her mind, they
luivo littlo or nothing to do with her
fame. It is as a Sunday school hymn
writer that eho is known wherever tho
English language is spoken, and, in
deed, whoi over many another language
is heard.
Miss Crosby was marriJ to Aloxander
Van Alstyne, March 0, 1858.
Sho begun to write Sunday school
hymns for Wlllinm 11. Brudbury in 1801.
Her first hymn:
Wo aru going, no aro going
To a homo beyond tho skies,
was written at tho Ponton hotel on
Franklin street, Now York city, on Fob.
0 of that year. Sinco then sho has sup
ported herself by hymn writing. Sho
lives in New York city nnd spends regu
lar hours on certain days at tho offices of
BIglow & Main, tho firm for which sho
does mobt of her writing. Sho lius com
posed over twenty-fire, hundred hymns
for William B. Bradbury and his succes
sors, tho al)ovo named firm, besides many
hundreds more for Philip Phillips, S. J.
Vail, Rer. Samuel AIuuui, II. P. Dunks,
W. H. Doane, 11. P. Main, J. R. Sweeney,
W. J. Klrkpatrick and others.
She hns a perfect Idea of rhythm
and a remarkable faculty of composing
words for special occasions. Sho can
compose at any timo, and docs not need,
as so many verse writers do, to wait for
an inspiration. If a pieco is wauted she
Is told tho theme, tho occasion and tho
meter; perhaps a tuno already prepared
is played or sung to her, and sho is loft
alono for awhile. Sho always composes
with an open book, generally a copy of
"Golden Hymns," held closely over her
eyes. In this way sho has worn out a
number of copies of that littlo book. Sho
learned to play on tho guitar and piano
whilo nt tho institution, and had a clear
soprano voico. Sho received n technical
training in music, nnd for this reason
sho can, nnd does, compose airs for somo
of her hymns. Ono of theso is:
Jesus, dcir, I oomo to thee,
Tuou host said I may;
both words nnd tnuslo of which aro won
derfully Bweet. "Safo In tho Arms of
Jesus," probably hor best known hymn,
Is her :wn favorite.
Mis.i Crosby is a small woman with an
animated way of moving about and
speaking. Sho Is as cheery n iwrHon as
ono could meet, nnd is always ready for
a pleasant chut. Tho secret of tills con
tentment, oho tells mo, is found in her
first pieco, composed at tho ago of 8
years. Said sho: "It has boon tho motto
of my life." It Is as follows:
0 "lint a happy soul I am
Although I cannot scol
1 am resolved that In this world
Contented I Will to.
How many blowings I enjoy
That other jvoplo don't;
To ueep or sigh becauso I'm blind
I cannot nor I won't.
I never met a person who had a
keener appreciation of her blessings in
Ufa than Miss Crosby. It Is not every
blind person who can discern tho silver
lining of clouds as clearly as sho can.
Sho says that had it uot been for her
afillctton she might uot have so good an
education nor bo great nn iniVnetico, nnd
certainly not so fino n memory. Sho
knows a great many portions of tho
Blhlo by heart, nnd committed to mom
ory tho books of Genesis, Exodus, Lo
vltlcus and Numbers and tho four Gos
pels before sho was 10. Then her mind
Is stored with much that sho hns learned
from her favorite authors. Becauso of
this fine memory sho is a very entertain
ing talker.
As is tho caso with tho blind hor othor
senses nro very keen, nnd sho knows
friends and acquaintances simply by a
touch of tho hand. An air of marvelous
contentment is apparent In her, Sho
loves her work, nnd is happy In it, for
sho has the satisfaction of being inde
pendent thereby, besides tho pleasure of
knowing that her hymns nro a power for
good. Thoy aro sung everywhere, and
nro suited to all occasions. "Keep Thou
My Way, O Lord," was written for a
pieco of music already comoscd, and
was used for several years as tho "prnycr
song" at the Mayflower mission con
nected with Plymouth church, Brooklyn,
ncr scopo of subjects is wide, embracing
everything from a contemplation of
heaven, as in "Tho Bright Forever," to
an appeal to tho work of this world, as
in "Rescue thn Perishing."
Miss Crosby tells an interesting story
of this hymn. Ono evening sho attended
a mission prayer meeting and during the
services "Rescuo tho Perishing" was
sung. At its close n young man spoko,
telling how tho sound of its familiar
words had helped to snvo him. Ho hnd
got Into bud ways, and ono night, when
homeless, jicnniless nnd hopeless, heard
somo people singing it. Ho followed tho
sound until it led him to a room whoro
a meeting was in progress. Ho went
In nnd sat down. Tho words impressed
him deeply, and ho was finally "res
cued" by their influence. As tho young
limn finished his story, ho expressed a
great desire to seo tho writer of that
hymn, nnd after tho meeting tho pleas
ure was grunted, not only to his own but
to Miss Crosby's great gratification.
Sho told mo threo other incidents con
nected with well known hymns of her
own, which I will givo in her language.
Tho first is about "Safo in tho Arms of
"Whilo I was coming out of church
with Mr. Sankoy nfter ono of tho North
field meetings, a lady stepped up and
asked his permission to speak to mo. Ho
gavo it, nnd sho said to mo: 'O, thank
Godl I hnc prayed that I might seo
you before I died. "Safo in the arms of
Jesus" was the lust thing my mother
said before she went home.' "
Tho second shows ono of tho Influ
ences nrlsing from tho hymn, "Puss Mo
Not," and was told by tho subject of tho
story to a friend of Miss Crosby.
"An old man spent Sundays fishing in
a brook near a school houso whoro Suu
duy school and preaching services wero
held. One Sunday ho heard tho children
singing, nnd said to himself: 'I'll go nnd
seo what they nro doing.' Ho went, and
heard them singing:
"Vom mo not, O gentlo Saviour,
Hear my humblu cry;
While, on others thou art calling,
Do uot imish mo by.
"Tho words seemed to touch him. Ho
listened several minutes until somo kind
person invited him in. Ho said, 'No, I
nm not dressed to como in.' After a
little persuasion ho said, 'I will if tho
children will sing that hymn again.' His
request was grunted, and tho result was
tho convcrslonof a nitiii who had not
been near a church for fifty jcurs."
Tho third relates the personal oxperi
enco which insphed her to write, "All
tho Way My Saviour Lends Mo."
"I was sitting in my room on a hot
day in July, thinking. Somo ono camo
enmc in and gavo mo ten dollars. I
didn't expect it. Tho gift awakened a
train of thought, and I reflected that,
step by step, God was leading mo, and
snid, 'Praise God that I cannot 6eo any
moro than I dol' "
This, in brief, is tho career of Fanny
In this case, as in tho caso of all favor
ito writers, it is tho iiersonality tho llfo
behind tho words that makes thorn at
tractive. If I have shown this person
ality nnd character at all clearly I at
tribute it to tho inilucnco of tho conver
sations I linvo had witli Miss Crosby,
Tho following list of her best known
hymns, with dates when thoy wero writ
ten, may prove interesting:
Safo In tho Arms of Jesus 1SC3
Pass Mo Not, O Guitlo Saviour lWo
Rescue tho PerUh'ng 1800
I am Thine, O Lord 1673
To tho Work 1970
There's a Cry from Macedonia IS04
Jesus, Dear, I Como to Thee 1607
Light and Comfort of My Soul 1807
There's a Ocntlo Voico Within 1600
Tho Bright Korover 1871
ClosutoTheo 1878
Lord, at Thy Mercy Seat 1863
ToQod Ho tho Glory 1873
Llko tho Sound of Many Waters 1874
Koep Thou My Way, O Lord 1803
(Written for tho music, and which was the
prayer song at tho May Flower Mission Sun
day school, Brooklyn, for several years.)
So Near to tho Kingdom. ,, 187S
O Come to tho Saviour, Deilovo In His Namo.,1974
Jesus, Keep Mo Near tho Cross...... 1800
O. My Saviour, Hear Me. 1878
Thro' tho Now Jerusalem 1864
Jesus the Water of Llfo Will dive. 1807
Saviour Moro Than Ufo to Me 1874
Annie Isabel Willis.
Capital City Courier,
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