5 Facts You Didn’t Know About Christianity’s Most Prolific Hymn Writer

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Fanny Crosby wrote over 8,000 hymns over the course of her 95 years—perennial favorites “To God be the Glory,” “Blessed Assurance,” and “Rescue the Perishing” among them. But before she was a famous hymn writer (she didn’t publish her first until she was in her forties) Fanny penned fiercely political ballads, songs for minstrel shows, short stories, and nonreligious poetry.

To commemorate her death on this day 101 years ago, here are 5 other facts you probably didn’t know about Christianity’s most prolific songwriter.

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What Did Charles Spurgeon Sound Like? Probably This.

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On this day 124 years ago, Charles Spurgeon passed away. He is one of the most famous ministers in history,  but no one alive today truly knows what the great “Prince of Preachers” sounded like; no recordings of his more than 3,500 sermons exist. Nevertheless, an obscure project undertaken by a famous inventor may provide a clue.

Read on to learn more and listen to the recording for yourself.

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