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Fannie Crosby - Inspiring
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TOPIC: Affliction (Fannie Crosby, Inspirational)

TITLE: Fannie Crosby, Great Blind Songwriter

Who will ever forget another blind lady that we all love so much. So often we forget her affliction as we sing, "Savior more than Life", or "He hideth my Soul", or "Close to Thee", or "Nearer the Cross." Among the many other hymns that she wrote, however, I think the words to "My Savior first of all" are probably the most thrilling . . . listen as she says:

"When my lifework is ended, and I cross the swelling tide,
When the bright and glorious morning I shall see,
I shall know my Redeemer when I reach the other side,
And His smile will be the first to welcome me.

O, the soul thrilling rapture when I view His blessed face,
(remember she was blind)
And the luster of His kindly beaming eye!
How my full heart will praise Him for the mercy, love, and grace,
That prepare for me a mansion in the sky!

(I don't even hear a single note of bitterness about her affliction do you?)

Thro' the gates of the city in a robe of spotless white,
He will lead me where no tears will ever fall;
In the glad song of ages I shall mingle with delight.
But I long to meet my Savior first of all.

I shall know Him. I shall know Him,
and redeemed by His side I shall stand.
I shall know Him. I shall know Him,
by the print of the nails in his hands.

God greatly used the affliction of Fannie Crosby to inspire us to live for that day of final reunion.

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