The Wesley brothers, Charles (writer of 7000 hymns!), John (preacher/ publisher/translator), were simply indefatigable. Used by God to change 18thC England. Forced to work outside the established church. Hymn examples: theological content, leanings. (I put a lot of effort into this PowerPoint – interesting details)
Fanny Crosby, blind, phenomenal memory! 19thC writer of 8000 gospel songs (3000 published). Goal: to win a million souls for Christ. Famous and poor (find out why). Adored by average Americans, loved by 5 presidents. Rescue mission ministry. I see tears in my student’s eyes when we talk about this amazing woman. Wrote Blessed Assurance, To God be the Glory.