Ship passengers - the 1800's

from My Life and Sacred Songs, page 204:

A party of steerage passengers were gathered one foggy day below decks on an Allan liner near the entrance of the Belle Isle Straits. They were cold and cheerless and weary of the voyage, though only two days out, and a lady had come down to talk and sing to them. The subject was " Stepping over the line," and the song was " Safe in the arms of Jesus." She told the story of a young sailor, who was summoned to his mother's death-bed. " Willie," said the mother, looking up at him with tearful eyes, " sing to me once more ' Safe in the arms of Jesus.' " " Mother," he replied, " I can't sing …   more >>

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Ira David Sankey, My Life and Sacred Songs (1906), p. 204. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432126581048 accessed: 29 July, 2021

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Safe in the Arms of Jesus
written by W.H. Doane, Fanny Crosby
performed by Unknown Female

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1800's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Wed, 20 May 2015 13:56:21 +0100
Approved on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 17:41:42 +0100