Henry Croswell et al. in St Augustine's Church, Highbury New Park, Islington, London - 20 May, 1877, 07:00 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 107:
This was Whitsun Day.
O[rgan]. –Pretty, powerful, perfect, the pipes on both sides and well played by Glenn Wesley.
H[ymns]. –"Jesu, our loving hearts …"; "Our Blest Redeemer …" and "Saviour again in Thy …"
C[hoir]. –Fourteen men and twelve boys with nice singing, the congregation singing also.
[The congregation numbered] 1200 – There were many fashinables [sic] but all were very attentive and devout.
M[iscellaneous]. – It is a model Low Church but, alas, with an Evening Communion.
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 107. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547208771776 accessed: 2 July, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Date/Time||20 May, 1877, 07:00 PM|
|Duration||1 hours 30 minutes|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
Henry Croswell (1840–93) kept a record of his visits to churches in London over a period of more than twelve years (1872–85). He made methodical notes about the number of clergy, the churchmanship, the congregation, the sermon and the church architecture, as well as commenting on the music that he heard (the organ, the hymns and the choir). The above listening experience has been extracted from one of these records. The hymn referred to by Croswell as 'Jesu, our loving hearts' has been difficult to trace. It is possible that he meant 'Jesu, Thou Joy of loving hearts'.