Mr. Caldwell et al. in Northfield, Massachusetts - late 19th Century

from My Life and Sacred Songs, page 252:

On the ocasion of laying the comer-stone for the new Congregational Church in Northfield, Mr. Moody asked me to stand on the corner-stone and sing " The Ninety and Nine " without the organ accompaniment, as he hoped that this church would be one whose mission it would be to seek the lost ones. While I was singing, Mr. Caldwell, the man who had heard the song across the river, lay dying in his cottage near Mr. Moody's home. Calling his wife to his bedside, he asked her to open the south window, as he thought he heard singing. Together they listened to the same song which had been used to lead …   more >>
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Ira David Sankey, My Life and Sacred Songs (1906), p. 252. accessed: 24 July, 2024

location of experience: Northfield, Massachusetts


Listening to

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

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Gill on Thu, 21 May 2015 13:06:16 +0100
Approved on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 18:12:26 +0100