The Fanny Crosby Story

DVD Release: January 28, 2003
The Fanny Crosby Story


This is the amazing biography of the blind hymn writer Fanny Crosby. As the writer of more than 10,000 hymns, all penned after the age of 40, she is credited with authoring more verse than any human in history.

Dove Review

Every Sunday many people around the world sing hymns. This is a documentary about Fanny Crosby, the woman who became blind as an infant but used her other senses to live a normal life. She is best known for writing the verses for many hymns we know today.

Fanny was raised by her grandmother, who read her the Bible and discovered that Fanny could remember just about all of the Bible. Her disability gave Fanny insight into spiritual matters. She influenced many in her lifetime from Presidents to railroad men, from poets to the homeless. All had great admiration for her and her accomplishments.

God gave her a gift, she told those around her, and with that gift wrote over 10,000 hymns using 250 pen names. She wrote 40 in one day at one point. Fanny’s life story is encouraging because no matter what disabilities you face, God also gives you the ability to move forward. This film is the enlightening story of Fanny’s life in the darkness that brought light to so many.

We are proud to award “The Fanny Crosby Story” with the Dove “Faith-Friendly” Seal for all ages.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: Baby becomes blind because of a quack doctor.
Drugs: Putting medicine on baby's eyes.
Nudity: None
Other: Discussion regarding a loss of a baby.


Company: Gateway Films / Vision Video
Producer: Glen Peters
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 46 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe