John Wesley in London - 9 April, 1742

from The Journal of John Wesley, page 91:

We had the first watch night in London. We commonly choose for this solemn service the Friday night nearest the full moon, either before or after, that those of the congregation who live at a distance may have light to their several homes. The service begins at half an hour past eight and continues till a little after midnight. There is generally a deep awe upon the congregation, perhaps in some measure owing to the silence of the night, particularly in singing the hymn with which we commonly conclude: Hearken to the solemn voice, The awful midnight cry! Waiting souls, rejoice, rejoice, …   more >>
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John Wesley, and Percy Livingstone Parker (ed.), The Journal of John Wesley (1951), p. 91. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1430588792263 accessed: 2 October, 2022

location of experience: London

Listeners

John Wesley
Cleric, Theologian, Writer
1703-1791

Listening to

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Hearken to the solemn voice
written by Charles Wesley, James Nares
performed by Congregation

Experience Information

Date/Time 9 April, 1742
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by acusworth on Sat, 02 May 2015 18:46:32 +0100