Colonel in Evanston, Illinois - late 19th Century

from My Life and Sacred Songs, pages 112-113:

At the close of a gospel service in Evanston, Illinois, the minister was requested to visit a man who was not likely to live many days, and who was a spiritualist. Though pressed by other engagements, the minister said, " I will take time." He called,but thought it not best to introduce the subject of religion because of the patient's known hostility to evangelical views. Seeing a little organ in the room, the minister asked if he might sing a song. Consent being given, he sang " I have a Saviour, He's pleading in glory." The sick man seemed pleased, and asked the minister to sing it again.
cite as

Ira David Sankey, My Life and Sacred Songs (1906), p. 112-113. accessed: 18 July, 2024

location of experience: Evanston, Illinois


Retired Army Colonel

Listening to

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I am Praying for You
written by S. O'Maley Cluff, Ira David Sankey
performed by Church Minister

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Gill on Tue, 19 May 2015 12:59:23 +0100
Approved on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 16:31:43 +0100