Fanny Crosby was known as the Queen of Gospel Song Writers. She wrote so many songs that publishers often would reject her songs because they thought they had too many of her hymns in their collections. She often had to use a pseudonym so that she could continue publishing her beautiful words. Amongst her many songs were, Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior, Rescue the Perishing, All the Way My Savior Leads Me, and Blessed Assurance. Her contributions to the world of music still influence worship in churches some 100 years after her death.
Crosby had an exceptional gift. Her ability to write powerful words and music has helped congregations sing praise to God in truly mighty ways. Beyond her gift for writing is the fact that she overcame a significant obstacle in her life. As a baby, Fanny developed an infection in her eye. A local doctor tried an ill-advised remedy on her eyes. This treatment caused Fanny Crosby to lose her eyesight.