George C. Needham in Cohasset, Massachusetts - 1876

from My Life and Sacred Songs, page 260:

Mr. Sankey took the paper, with the ink scarcely dry on it, and sang it through with the chorus—the new air and the words exactly fitting, without alteration or amendment. ' I think the Lord gave you the words as truly as He gave me the tune,' was Mr. Sankey's first remark. And then we commended the little piece and its music to the great Master, praying that the unction of the Holy One might rest upon it. Mr. Sankey sang the hymn for the first time in public that evening, after I had given my address on The Smitten Rock."
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Ira David Sankey, My Life and Sacred Songs (1906), p. 260. accessed: 19 July, 2024

location of experience: Cohasset, Massachusetts


Listening to

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The Smitten Rock
written by George C. Needham, Ira David Sankey
performed by Ira David Sankey

Experience Information

Date/Time 1876
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others

Originally submitted by Gill on Thu, 21 May 2015 13:15:02 +0100
Approved on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 18:14:00 +0100