Herein are the great hymnwriter Fanny Crosby's memories of eighty years. Told in her own words,this book relates her story of a life characterized by great spiritual depth and profuse creativity. Though blind since infancy, Fanny Crosby overcame great prejudice to become a poet and teacher, much beloved and respected. She lived a remarkable life and her passion for God infused her lyrics with evangelistic zeal that points people to a loving and welcoming Lord. Hardcover. Hendrickson Classic Biography.