unknown male - the 1800's

from My Life and Sacred Songs, page 276:

" For many years past I have been an infidel, and often lectured to audiences in opposition to the Bible. To-day, in the presence of all you who see me, I declare that I am a converted man. I owe the softening of my hitherto stony heart to a Gospel hymn sung by Mr. Bliss, the refrain of which is, ' Will any one then, at the beautiful gate, be waiting and watching for me ? ' It reminded me so tenderly of my Christian wife, parents, brothers, sisters and children who have gone before me that it quite broke me down ; and now Christ and the Word have become my best hope and stronghold."
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Ira David Sankey, My Life and Sacred Songs (1906), p. 276. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432212243677 accessed: 19 June, 2024


Listening to

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Waiting and Watching for Me
written by Marianne Hearn (Marianne Farningham), P.P. Bliss
performed by P.P. Bliss

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1800's
Listening Environment in the company of others

Originally submitted by Gill on Thu, 21 May 2015 13:44:04 +0100
Approved on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 18:24:29 +0100