Unknown soldier in Edinburgh - late 19th Century

from My Life and Sacred Songs, page 146:

An officer of the English army sends me the following incident : "A soldier was stationed at Edinburgh Castle, and one evening left his post on a pass until midnight. He had a week's pay in one pocket and the washing money earned by his wife in the other, and was on his way to the public-house to have a night in gambling. His eye caught the poster outside the Tolbooth Church, announcing your meetings. The soldier liked the singing, and went in just to hear one song. As he entered, Mr. Moody was preaching on ' The Blood.' That had no interest for him. After the address you sang, ' Jesus of …   more >>
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Ira David Sankey, My Life and Sacred Songs (1906), p. 146. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432046825641 accessed: 17 May, 2022

location of experience: Edinburgh

Listeners

Unknown soldier
Soldier

Listening to

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Jesus of Nazareth passeth by
written by Emma Campbell, T.E. Perkins
performed by Ira David Sankey

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 15:47:06 +0100
Approved on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 16:46:54 +0100