Ira David Sankey in Switzerland - the 1800's

from My Life and Sacred Songs, pages 208-209:

Once when labouring in London I went to Basle, Switzerland, for a few days' rest. The evening I got there I heard under my window the most beautiful volume of song. I looked out and saw about fifty people, who were singing, Safe in the arms of Jesus, Safe on His gentle breast, in their own language, but I recognized the tune. I spoke to them through an interpreter. The next evening I held a song service in an old French church in that city. The church was packed with people, and many stood outside in the street.
cite as

Ira David Sankey, My Life and Sacred Songs (1906), p. 208-209. accessed: 19 July, 2024

location of experience: Switzerland


Ira David Sankey
Composer, Singing

Listening to

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

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1800's
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by Gill on Wed, 20 May 2015 14:01:30 +0100
Approved on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 17:41:06 +0100