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Mrs F. J. Van Alstyne (1823–1915), American hymn-writer. She was blind from the age of six weeks. Her more than 2,000 hymns include ‘Jesus, keep me near the cross’, ‘To God be the glory, great things he hath done’, and ‘Safe in the arms of Jesus’.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions in Oxford Reference.

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