in New Room, Bristol - the 1740's
I had promised to go into the country and at the time of my going, your brother was just come down from London and I went down to the New Room in order to see him; because I could not go away before I had seen him. I went down but he was not there; but Mr. Richards and Mr. Ellison were there at breakfast, who sung a hymn whose first line is, "O thou who when I did complain," at which time I was in some measure supported under my heavy burden.
http://data.open.ac.uk/led/agent/Elizabeth+Halfpenny/1500548170788, Letter from Elizabeth Halfpenny to Charles Wesley, May 1742. In The University of Manchester Library, number EMV: 87. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1500548314871 accessed: 2 December, 2023 (Copyright of The University of Manchester and the Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes)
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|O thou who when I did complain||performed by Mr Ellison, Mr Richards|