Major Whittle in Chicago - June, 1870

from My Life and Sacred Songs, page 139:

"Last night Mr. Bliss had a tune given to him that I [Mrs Bliss] think is going to live and be one of the most useful that he has written. I have been singing it all the morning, and I cannot get it out of my mind."  She then sang the notes over to us. The idea of [Mr.] Bliss, in writing the hymn, was to bring out the truth that the peace and comfort of a Christian are not founded so much upon his love to Christ as upon Christ's love to him, and that to occupy the mind with Christ's love would produce love and consecration—as taught in Romans v. 5: "The love of God (to us) is …   more >>

cite as

Ira David Sankey, My Life and Sacred Songs (1906), p. 139. accessed: 19 June, 2024

location of experience: Chicago


Major Whittle
Army Major

Listening to

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Jesus Loves Even Me
written by P.P. Bliss
performed by Mrs. Bliss

Experience Information

Date/Time June, 1870
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Tue, 19 May 2015 15:34:16 +0100
Approved on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 16:43:49 +0100