a woman - 28 September, 1747

from The Journal of John Wesley, page 157:

I talked with one who, a little time before, was so overwhelmed with affliction that she went out one night to put an end to it all by throwing herself into the New River. As she went by the Foundry (it being a watch night), she heard some people singing. She stopped and went in; she listened awhile, and God spoke to her heart. She had no more desire to put an end to her life, but to die to sin and to live to God.

cite as

John Wesley, and Percy Livingstone Parker (ed.), The Journal of John Wesley (1951), p. 157. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433324150625 accessed: 10 August, 2022

Listeners

Listening to

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singing

Experience Information

Date/Time 28 September, 1747
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

John Wesley describes how music makes a woman reconsider committing suicide.


Originally submitted by acusworth on Wed, 03 Jun 2015 10:35:50 +0100
Approved on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 16:24:12 +0100