General Poetry posted June 14, 2024

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Fanny Crosby

by jim vecchio

Some may seem small, others tall
God has a use for us all


When an infant, she lost sight,
Father died when six months old
But Fanny’s hopes remained bright
Through her words, God’s love was told

With her words, many a song,
She gained fame by the whole world
For she praised God all day long
As through her God’s truths unfurled

In her forties, wrote a hymn
Then more, sometimes without name
Not a one was sour and grim
Though if they were, who would blame?

Without a dad, without sight
And coming from broken home
She showed us God’s shining light
In many a song and poem

Over nine thousand songs
And speeches and in writing
In churches, her fame prolongs
Love of God, never hiding


Some may seem small, others tall
God has a use for us all

Kiddies motivational poem writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Write a poem that will appeal to young children. Any topic. Any poetry type.


My favorite hymn, "My Savior First Of All", was written by Fanny Crosby. I have posted it a couple of times before. She wrote "Blessed Assurance" and her works probably can be found in any Church songbook. Fanny said she was never bitter for losing her sight as the first thing she would see would be Christ, His smile, and the nail prints in His hands.
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