Dr. Robert Lowry - late 19th Century

from My Life and Sacred Songs, pages 214-215:

" It is brass-band music, has a march movement, and for that reason has become popular ; though, for myself, I do not think much of it. Yet on several occasions I have been deeply moved by the singing of this very hymn. Going from Harrisburg to Lewisburg once, I got into a car filled with halfdrunken lumber-men. Suddenly one of them struck up, ' Shall we gather at the river ? ' and they sang it over and over again, repeating the chorus in a wild, boisterous way. I did not think so much of the music then, as I listened to those singers ; but I did think that perhaps the spirit of the hymn, the …   more >>
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Ira David Sankey, My Life and Sacred Songs (1906), p. 214-215. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432195317278 accessed: 16 June, 2024


Listening to

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Shall We Gather?
written by Robert Lowry
performed by Lumber-men

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Gill on Thu, 21 May 2015 09:01:57 +0100
Approved on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 17:46:01 +0100