In this show host Dick Staub and Earl Palmer discuss Fanny Crosby whose story is told in Edith Blumhofer's, "Her Heart Can See" America's Songwriter. Story of Her Life and Her Songs:" Fanny Crosby was a hymn writer and poetess who wrote 9,000 hymns.. Blind, deeply committed to the poor, friend of the rich, famous and US Presidents, she was smart as a whip and unimpressed with the likes of P.T. Barnum (who tried to hire her!). Crosby's lyrics have inspired and informed the spiritual journey of millions.