1849–1906

Introduction

Born: Au­gust 22, 1849, Sche­nec­ta­dy, New York.

Died: 1906, Ed­e­son, Il­li­nois.

Biography

Mary lived with her crip­pled grand­mo­ther for 18 years, and lat­er took care of her mo­ther, then her fa­ther, un­til he died. It is said that Fan­ny Cros­by was Ma­ry’s in­spi­ra­tion to write Gos­pel songs.

Servoss was Ma­ry’s maid­en name.

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Lyrics

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