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Ida Scott Taylor

  • Today's duties put off until tomorrow give us a double burden to bear; the best way is to do them in their proper time.

    • Ida Scott Taylor
  • Life would not be worth living without faith. Faith in God; faith in ourselves; faith in our fellow-men; we should omit none of the three. Without faith in God, there is no hope for the soul; without faith in self, life is a miserable failure; without faith in each other, we should miss the sweet joys of friendship. Keep your faith bright, let its lustre never grow dim!

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  • Do not look back and grieve over the past, for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has yet to come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering.

    • Ida Scott Taylor

Ida Scott Taylor, English hymnist, poet, composer, mission worker

(1820 - 1915)

Real name: Frances Jane Crosby van Alstyne, but went by Fanny Crosby. One of the most prolific hymnists in history, she used some 200 pseudonyms on the advice of her publishers to vary the appearance of so many hymns written by the same person. One of those pseudonyms was Ida Scott Taylor.