soldier (mentioned in "My Life and Sacred Songs") in Jerusalem - late 19th Century

from My Life and Sacred Songs, page 40:

From the top of the tower may be seen one of the grandest and most interesting scenes in the world. I determined to have at least one song in honour of King David before descending. Selecting one of the most beautiful psalms, the 121st, "I to the hills will lift mine eyes," I began to sing at the top of my voice, using the grand old tune, " Belmont." The soldier, not acquainted with that kind of performance, and perhaps never having heard a sacred song in his life, rushed up to where I stood, looking quite alarmed. I knew that he could not understand a word of what I was singing, so I kept …   more >>

cite as

Ira David Sankey, My Life and Sacred Songs (1906), p. 40. accessed: 18 May, 2024

location of experience: Jerusalem


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I to the hills will lift mine eyes performed by Ira David Sankey

Experience Information

Date/Time late 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Wed, 13 May 2015 13:54:35 +0100
Approved on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 15:26:19 +0100