What makes a great song? For me, its powerful lyrics and the anointing they carry with them. Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve loved getting lost in the presence of the Lord through a great worship song, and one psalmist’s words in particular always touched my heart. Her name was Fanny Crosby.
Though she was blind, she had such vision for the things of God, and it poured out of her pen into the words of some of the most beloved hymns of the last 100 years. To this day, churches all over the world sing “Blessed Assurance,” “To God Be the Glory,” and “Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior” on any given Sunday. She just had a way of capturing the majesty and beauty of walking with the Lord. Always transparent and tender, her words continue to inspire and lead congregations into that secret place at the foot of God’s throne.
Having been ministered to through her music for almost my entire life, it was such an honor to have the opportunity to help put music to some of her previously unreleased lyrics. So, with the help of my son-in-love Joshua Brown, we set out to share these unknown gems with a new generation of listeners. To bring these songs to life, I enlisted a few of my friends, like Fred Hammond, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Russ Taff, Nicole C. Mullen and more.
This month on Joni Table Talk we’re bringing you a special two-part look at Fanny Crosby, the influence she’s had on each of us, and performances of these new songs. Be sure to tune in and watch on July 15 & 16. I can hardly wait for you to dive into God’s presence through the music of this beloved songwriter!
And I’m excited to let you know you can now experience the power of this anointed worship any time with your own copy of Fanny Crosby & Friends: It Was Love! This month only, when you make a special donation to Daystar, we’ll send you this incredible gift as our way of saying thank you for helping us spread the power and love of the Gospel all around the world.
And as you enter into worship with the music of Fanny Crosby, I truly believe you will step into an atmosphere where your weaknesses and struggles are met by God’s supernatural strength. Through this powerful collection of songs, I pray you will discover the life-changing love of God and His power to redeem, restore, and release you to live in the fullness of His grace. So, no matter what you’re facing today, find freedom from every fear and frustration through worship with Fanny Crosby & Friends: It Was Love!