Fanny J. Crosby

I am a fan of the 19th century poet Fanny Jane Crosby, maybe (hopefully) a kindred spirit.  She was truly the poetess of Christendom for generations since she lived and wrote.

I can never forget the words to this hymn sung congregationally by Ms. Elvie Jones and friends at New Zion Church, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, back in the late 1950’s when I was a little fellow.

The familiar lyrics confronted me this evening, especially the opening verse, in a time and circumstance of life when God’s voice is especially precious.

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