Rev. W. Hay Aitken, Canon of Norwich in London - the 1800's

from My Life and Sacred Songs, pages 239-240:

The first time this hymn was sung is still fresh in my memory. The morning after I had composed the music the Rev. W. Hay Aitken was to speak at our mission in the great Bow Road Hall, in East London, Mr. Moody having made an arrangement to speak at Her Majesty's Theatre, Haymarket. It was a lovely morning, and a great gathering had assembled at the meeting, which was held at eight o'clock. Before the sermon I sang " Beneath the Cross of Jesus " as a solo ; and as in the case of " The Ninety and Nine," much blessing came from its use for the first time. With eyes filled with tears, and deeply …   more >>
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Ira David Sankey, My Life and Sacred Songs (1906), p. 239-240. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432202655072 accessed: 29 July, 2021

location of experience: London

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The Cross of Jesus
written by Elizabeth Clephane, Ira David Sankey
performed by Ira David Sankey
The Ninety and Nine
written by Elizabeth Clephane, Ira David Sankey
performed by Ira David Sankey

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Gill on Thu, 21 May 2015 11:04:15 +0100
Approved on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 18:06:26 +0100