Colonel in New York - 1885

from My Life and Sacred Songs, pages 79-80:

" On a cold night in the fall of 1885, a scantily clad man wandered into Bleecker Street," writes a New York evangelist, under whose personal observation the incident came. " He was foot-sore and weary with much wandering, worn out for want of sleep, and faint from lack of food. The long, cold night was before him, and he knew he must walk the street till morning. He stepped into a doorway for a little rest. As he sat there he fell to pondering. He was solitary and sad-hearted. Drink had wrought fearful havoc with him, and had left him a homeless, friendless man. Home and loved ones, friends, …   more >>
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Ira David Sankey, My Life and Sacred Songs (1906), p. 79-80. accessed: 12 July, 2024

location of experience: New York


Retired Army Colonel

Listening to

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Come Unto Me, and Rest
written by D.W. Whittle ("El Nathan"), James McGranahan
performed by Unknown female

Experience Information

Date/Time 1885
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Fri, 15 May 2015 14:52:27 +0100
Approved on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 16:01:01 +0100