Unknown soldier in City of Tampa - late 19th Century

from My Life and Sacred Songs, page 150:

Major D. W. Whittle told me the following incident in connexion with this hymn : "I went with General O. O. Howard to hold meetings for the soldiers at Tampa, Florida, and one day while going through the camp I found a young man dying of fever. I knelt by his side and asked him if he was a Christian. He replied that he was not ; but said that his father and mother were Christians, and he asked me to pray for him. I did so, but no deep impression was made upon his heart. I went away with a sorrowing heart and promised to return another day. Two days later I visited him again and, praying with …   more >>
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Ira David Sankey, My Life and Sacred Songs (1906), p. 150. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432119194686 accessed: 24 July, 2024

location of experience: City of Tampa


Unknown soldier

Listening to

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Jesus, Saviour, Pilot Me!
written by J.E. Gould, Rev. Edward Hopper
performed by Major D.W. Whittle

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Gill on Wed, 20 May 2015 11:53:15 +0100
Approved on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 16:51:53 +0100