unknown male in Blunt, South Dakota - 1883

from My Life and Sacred Songs, pages 237-238:

Mr. Peter P. Bilhorn relates the following incident in connexion with this hymn, which happened when he was engaged in evangelistic work among the cowboys in the West, in 1883. " We had started up the Missouri River for Bismarck, and on Sunday we stopped at a new town, named Blunt, to unload some freight. A crowd of men and boys came down to the wharf. I took my little organ, went on the wharf-boat, and sang a few songs — among others the glorious hymn, ' I'm the child of a King.' I thought nothing more of the occasion until long afterwards, when I sang the same song in Mr. Moody's church in…   more >>
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Ira David Sankey, My Life and Sacred Songs (1906), p. 237-238. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432202271451 accessed: 4 December, 2023

location of experience: Blunt, South Dakota


Listening to

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The Child of a King
written by Hattie E. Buell, John B. Sumner
performed by Peter P. Bilhorn

Experience Information

Date/Time 1883
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Thu, 21 May 2015 10:57:51 +0100
Approved on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 18:03:33 +0100