Near the Cross – antique hymnal page printable

Here is a well-known and beloved hymn, “Near the Cross”, from one of the best-known  and most prolific hymn writers, Fanny Crosby.  It would make a lovely printable to display during Easter.

 Fanny wrote up to 9,000 hymns, and even used pen names, so that hymnals wouldn’t be filled with her name more than others.  Born in 1801, she was blinded at 6 weeks of age, by a quack doctor who prescribed an incorrect treatment, but of her blindness, she once said, “Do you know that if at birth I had been able to make one petition, it would have been that I was born blind?  Because when I get to heaven, the first face that shall ever gladden my sight will be that of my Savior.”

What an amazing love for God she had.

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near the cross hymnal page

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Comments

  1. Love this hymn. Thank you for printing these. It often reminds me of my Grandma and sitting next to her in church, singing our hearts out.

  2. We just sang this song this morning! Thank you Angie for the printable. Hugs,

  3. A lovely hymn with a beautiful message! Fanny’s eyes may have been unable to see, but her spirit had sight far beyond those with the use of their eyes! Thank you so very much for sharing, not only the beautiful hymn, but for also sharing a bit of Fanny’s inspirational story! She sounds like a really remarkable lady…much like you!

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