Unknown soldier in Cairo - late 19th Century

from My Life and Sacred Songs, pages 216-217:

" I asked him if I could write to his mother. No, he said ; the surgeon had promised to write ; but could I, would I, sing to him ? I hesitated a moment, and looked around. The gleam on the yellow water of the Nile, as the western rays slanted down, caught my eye and suggested the river the streams of which shall make glad the city of God. I began to sing in a low voice the gospel hymn, * Shall we gather at the river ? ' Eager heads were raised around us to listen more intently, while bass and tenor voices, weak and tremulous, came in on the chorus — Yes, we'll gather at the river. The …   more >>
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Ira David Sankey, My Life and Sacred Songs (1906), p. 216-217. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432195730772 accessed: 15 July, 2024

location of experience: Cairo


Unknown soldier

Listening to

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Shall We Gather?
written by Robert Lowry
performed by Unknown American Female

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Gill on Thu, 21 May 2015 09:08:51 +0100
Approved on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 17:48:21 +0100