Writer of Thousands of Hymns to Be Portrayed at Local Church 191

LACONIA — A dramatic presentation about a woman who wrote more hymns than anyone in history will be presented Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the United Baptist Church in Lakeport.
The church's Ready-for-Service Women's Group is sponsoring the performance of "Her Heart Can See," which protrays the life and work of Fanny Crosby.
Crosby, who lived in 19th century and early 20th century, was an American poet, hymn writer, musician, evagelist, and humanitarian, who was blind from infancy. She was a pioneer in promotng public education for the blind and was a teacher of blind children for many years. She wrote more than 8,000 hymns, many of which continue to be sung in churches and Sunday schools, including "Blessed Assurance," and "Near the Cross."
The Rev. Ann Partner Nelson will portray Crosby. A retired Methodist minister, Nelson wrote and presented her first monologue of Crosby in 1985. Nelson's husband, John Nelson, will serve as co-presenter and narrator for Tuesday's program. The Nelsons are residents of Swanzey.
An offering will be taken during the program. The proceeds will be donated to a mission outreach program. Refreshments will be served after the program in the church hall.