This is a selected list of works of Fanny Crosby.

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  • [Carleton, Will]. Fanny Crosby's Life-Story. New York, NY: Every Where Publishing Company, 1903.[1]
  • [Carleton, Will]. Fanny Crosby's Life-Work. New York, NY: Every Where Publishing Company, 1905.
  • Memories of Eighty Years. Boston, MA: James H. Earle & Company, 1906.[2]
  • Keller, Cozette; Fanny Crosby, and William Howard Doane. Safe in the Arms of Jesus: Illustrated Pantomimed Hymn. Edgar S. Werner, 1917.
  • This is My Story, This Is My Song, 1906. ISBN978-1-898787-41-9.

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Books of poetry[edit]

  • The Blind Girl. Wiley & Putnam, 1844.[3]
  • Monterey and Other Poems. R. Craighead, 1851.[4]
  • A Wreath of Columbia’s Flowers. H. Dayton, 1858.[5]
  • Bells at Evening and Other Verses; with Biographical Sketch by Robert Lowry. New York, NY: Biglow & Main, 1897; 3rd ed., New York, NY and Chicago, IL: Biglow & Main,1899.[6]


  • -------- and George Frederick Root. The Flower Queen: A Tonic Sol-fa Cantata. Advertiser and Chronicle Offices, 1880.
  • -------- and George Frederick Root. Libretto of The Flower Queen; or the Coronation of the Rose. New York: Mason Brothers, 1853.
  • -------- and Hart Pease Danks. Conquered by Kindness: A Juvenile Operetta. New York, NY: Wm. A. Pond, 1881.[7]
  • -------- and Hart Pease Danks. Zanie: An Operetta. Cincinnati: John Church Co., 1887.[8]
  • -------- and Theodore E. Perkins. 'The Excursion'. In The Mount Zion Collection of Sacred and Secular Music: Consisting of Tunes, Anthems, Singing School Exercises and Songs for the Sabbath School and Social Circle. Edited by Theodore E. Perkins. New York, NY: A.S. Barnes & Co., 1869.
  • -------- and William Howard Doane. Santa Claus' Home; or, The Christmas Excursion: A Christmas Cantata for the Sunday School and Choir. Biglow & Main, 1886.
  • -------- ; George Frederick Root; Chauncy M. Cady; and William Batchelder Bradbury. DANIEL: or the Captivity and Restoration. A Sacred Cantata in Three Parts, Words selected and prepared by C[hauncy]. M[arvin]. Cady, Esq., [1824-1889], assisted by Miss F[rances]. J[ane]. Crosby. [Mrs. Van Alstyne] [1820-1915]. Music composed by Geo[rge]. F[rederick]. Root [1820-1895] and W[illiam]. B[atchelder]. Bradbury [1816-1868],[9]
  • -------- ; George Frederick Root; and Henry Fisher. The New Flower Queen: or, The Coronation of the Rose. A Cantata in Two Parts, for the Use of Singing Classes in Academies, Ladies' Schools, and High Schools. Oliver Ditson co., 1870.

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Popular songs[edit]

  • Fare Thee Well Kitty Dear--1852[10]
  • Mother, Sweet Mother Why Linger Away--(New York, NY: William Hall & Son, 1852)[11]
  • Bird of the North--(Feb. 1852)[12]
  • The Hazel Dell--(1853) [13]
  • There's Music in the Air-- (1857) [14]

Selected hymns[edit]

  • 'All the Way My Savior Leads Me'--1875, music by Robert Lowry[15]
  • 'Blessed Assurance'--1873, music by Phoebe Knapp[16]
  • 'The Bright Forever'--1871, music by Hubert P. Main[17]
  • 'Close to Thee'--1874, music by Silas J. Vail[18]
  • 'Eye Hath Not Seen'--1890, music by George C. Stebbins[19]
  • 'He Hideth My Soul'--1890, music by William J. Kirkpatrick[20]
  • 'More Like Jesus' [21]
  • 'I Am Thine, O Lord (Draw Me Nearer)'--1875, music by W. Howard Doane[22]
  • 'Jesus Is Tenderly Calling You Home (Jesus is Calling)'--1883, music by George C. Stebbins[23]
  • 'My Savior First of All'--1891, music by John R. Sweney[24]
  • 'Near the Cross'--1869, music by W. Howard Doane[25]
  • 'Pass Me Not, O Gentle Saviour'--1868, music by W. Howard Doane[26]
  • 'Praise Him! Praise Him! Jesus, Our Blessed Redeemer!'--1869, music by Chester G. Allen[27]
  • 'Redeemed, How I Love to Proclaim It!'--1882, music by William J. Kirkpatrick[28]
  • 'Rescue the Perishing'--1869, music by W. Howard Doane[29]
  • 'Safe in the Arms of Jesus'--1868, music by W. Howard Doane[30]
  • 'Saved by Grace'--1891, music by George C. Stebbins[31]
  • 'Savior, More Than Life to Me'--1875, music by W. Howard Doane[32]
  • 'Take the World, But Give Me Jesus'--1879, music by John R. Sweney[33]
  • 'Tell Me the Story of Jesus'--1880, music by John R. Sweney[34]
  • 'To God Be the Glory'--1875, music by W. Howard Doane[35]
  • 'Unsearchable Riches'--1882, music by John R. Sweney[36]


  1. ^
  2. ^disability history museum-Memories Of Eighty Years
  3. ^The blind girl: and other poems - Google Books
  4. ^Monterey, and other poems - Google Books
  5. ^A wreath of Columbia's flowers: 1858 - Google Books
  6. ^Bells at evening and other verses
  7. ^Amelia Howe Kritzer, ed., Plays by Early American Women, 1775-1850 (University of Michigan Press, 1995):381.
  8. ^Danks, H. P. (Hart Pease); Crosby, Fanny (1887). Zanie : an operetta. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Music Library. Cincinnati : J. Church Co.
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  11. ^Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music
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  13. ^[1] or Crosby & Lowry (1899), pp. 130-131.
  14. ^[2]
  15. ^'All the Way My Savior Leads Me', in Robert Lowry and W. Howard Doane, Brightest and Best (New York: Biglow & Main, 1875), #65; 'All the Way My Savior Leads Me',
  16. ^'Blessed Assurance',
  17. ^'The Bright Forever',
  18. ^'Close to Thee',
  19. ^'Eye Hath Not Seen',
  20. ^The Finest of Wheat, No. 1 (Chicago, IL: R. R. McCabe, 1890); 'He Hideth My Soul',
  21. ^In Theodore E. Perkins and Alfred Taylor, Songs of Salvation (T.E. Perkins, 1870),#210, [3]
  22. ^'I Am Thine, O Lord', 'Archived copy'. Archived from the original on 2011-07-12. Retrieved 2011-03-16.Cite uses deprecated parameter deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link); Brightest and Best (New York: Biglow & Main, 1875).
  23. ^'Jesus is Calling',; Gospel Hymns No. 4, 1883.
  24. ^'My Savior First of All',
  25. ^William B. Bradbury, Bright Jewels (New York: Biglow & Main, 1869); 'Near the Cross',
  26. ^'Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior', in Howard Doane, Songs of Devotion (New York: 1870); 'Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior',
  27. ^William Bradbury, Howard Doane, William Sherwin & Chester Allen, Bright Jewels, (New York: Biglow & Main, 1869); 'Praise Him! Praise Him!',
  28. ^John R. Sweney, C. C. McCabe, Tullius O’Kane, and William Kirkpatrick, Songs of Redeeming Love, (Philadelphia, PA: 1882); 'Redeemed, How I Love to Proclaim It!',
  29. ^Songs of Devotion (New York: Biglow & Main, 1870); 'Rescue the Perishing',
  30. ^'Safe in the Arms of Jesus',
  31. ^'Saved by Grace',
  32. ^Gospel Hymns and Sacred Songs, 1875; 'Savior, More Than Life to Me',
  33. ^'Take the World, But Give Me Jesus',
  34. ^'Tell Me the Story of Jesus', in William Kirkpatrick & John Sweney, The Quiver of Sacred Song (Philadelphia, PA: John J. Hood, 1880); 'Tell Me the Story of Jesus',
  35. ^'To God Be the Glory', in W. H. Doane and Robert Lowry, Brightest and Best, by (Chicago, IL: Biglow & Main, 1875), #118; 'To God Be the Glory',
  36. ^'Unsearchable Riches',
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Frances Jane Crosby (March 24, 1820 – February 12, 1915), usually known as Fanny Crosby in the United States and by her married name, Frances van Alstyne, in the United Kingdom, was an American Methodist rescue mission worker, poet, lyricist, and composer. During her lifetime, she was well-known throughout the United States. By the end of the 19th century, she was 'a household name' and 'one of the most prominent figures in American evangelical life'. She became blind while an infant. Best known for her Protestant Christian hymns and gospel songs, Crosby was 'the premier hymnist of the gospel..(Read all)