George Borrow in Denbighshire (historic) - in the middle of 1854

from Wild Wales, page 128:

...I reached a building...which I had no doubt was the chapel from the half-groaning, half-singing noise which proceeded from it.... Beneath a kind of altar, a few yards from the door, stood three men - the middlemost was praying in Welsh in a singular kind of chant, with his arms stretched out. I could distinguish the words, "Jesus, descend among us! sweet Jesus, descend among us - quickly." He spoke very slowly, and towards the end of every sentence dropped his voice, so that what he said was anything but distinct.... When the man had concluded his prayer the whole of the congregation began …   more >>
cite as

George Borrow, and Cecil Price (ed.), Wild Wales (London, 1980), p. 128. accessed: 27 May, 2024

location of experience: Denbighshire (historic)


George Borrow
traveller, Writer

Listening to

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hymns in a Welsh chapel

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of 1854
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Mon, 17 Feb 2014 17:33:55 +0000