Dwight Lyman Moody in Manchester - 1883

from My Life and Sacred Songs, page 286:

I sang this hymn for the first time in the Free Trade Hall, in Manchester, in 1883, at one of Mr. Moody's meetings. The service was held at eight o'clock on a gloomy winter morning. The hall was densely crowded and filled with mist, so much so that the people could hardly be discerned at the farther end of the hall. I felt the need of something to brighten up the meeting, and then and there decided to launch this new song. It was received with much enthusiasm, and at once became a favourite of Mr. Moody's, and continued to be so until his death.
cite as

Ira David Sankey, My Life and Sacred Songs (1906), p. 286. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432212629204 accessed: 20 June, 2021

location of experience: Manchester

Listeners

Dwight Lyman Moody
Public Speaker
1837-1899

Listening to

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When the Mists have Rolled Away
written by Annie Herbert, Ira David Sankey
performed by Ira David Sankey

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Gill on Thu, 21 May 2015 13:50:29 +0100
Approved on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 18:27:49 +0100