Busy Kids Love Music
Busy Kids Love Music
Episode 118: Fanny Crosby


In Episode 118 of the Busy Kids Love Music podcast, we delve into the life and works of Fanny Crosby, an influential figure and prolific hymn writer. This special episode not only pays homage to her remarkable talent but also highlights the importance of recognizing the often-overlooked contributions of women in music history.

Fanny Crosby, born in 1820, lost her sight as an infant due to a medical mishap. Despite this early adversity, she went on to become one of the most productive hymn writers in history, penning over 8,000 hymns during her lifetime. Her timeless compositions, including beloved classics like “Blessed Assurance,” “To God Be the Glory,” and “Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior,” continue to resonate with audiences worldwide, transcending generations and denominations.

Throughout Episode 118, listeners will be treated to an immersive exploration of Fanny Crosby’s life and music. From her humble beginnings in rural New York to her enduring legacy as a trailblazing female composer, each segment offers valuable insights into her remarkable journey.

Moreover, this episode serves as a poignant reminder of the power of music to uplift, inspire, and unite. Fanny Crosby’s hymns, with their profound lyrics and timeless melodies, have provided solace and strength to countless individuals throughout history, serving as a source of comfort and hope in times of joy and sorrow alike.

As we celebrate Women’s History Month, it’s essential to reflect on the countless contributions of women like Fanny Crosby, whose talents and tenacity have left an indelible mark on the world of music and beyond. Through Episode 118 of the Busy Kids Love Music podcast, listeners of all ages are invited to join in this celebration, honoring the life, legacy, and enduring spirit of an influential female composer.

Tune in to Episode 118 of the Busy Kids Love Music podcast and embark on a musical journey through the life and works of Fanny Crosby—a fitting tribute to Women’s History Month and a testament to the enduring power of music to inspire and uplift us all.

Musical Samples You’ll Hear in this Episode:

Blessed Assurance by Fanny Crosby (Piano Instrumental)

Fanny Crosby Hymns on Harp

Praise The Lord (To God Be The Glory) (Hymns with lyrics)

Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior – Jonathan Anderson Violin Hymns

Music Listening Schedule for Episode 118

I’ve put together a curated playlist of some of the pieces we highlighted in today’s episode as well as a few of the many hymn arrangements of Fanny Crosby’s collection.

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