Grave of Fanny Crosby
Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States.

Fanny Crosby Frances Jane "Fanny" Crosby (1820-1915) was an American hymn writer and poetess, who wrote over 8,000 hymns during her life. One time a preacher sympathetically remarked, "I think it is a great pity that the Master did not give you sight when He showered so many other gifts upon you." She replied quickly, "Do you know that if at birth I had been able to make one petition, it would have been that I should be born blind?" "Why?" asked the surprised clergyman. "Because when I get to heaven, the first face that shall ever gladden my sight will be that of my Savior!"

Fanny Crosby grave
The monument above is located behind the larger one below.

Fanny Crosby grave

Fanny Crosby grave

Mountain Grove Cemetery
Mountain Grove Cemetery Association
2675 North Avenue
Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604
United States
(203) 336-3579
Call ahead for Cemetery and Office hours.

Interstate 95 North
Exit 24 towards Black Rock Turnpike (0.2 miles)
US-1 North (also becomes North Avenue)
Cemetery on right (about 1 mile)
Main entrance at North Avenue and Dewey Street.

Photographs by Stephen & Dorothy Ross for 2008.

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