Henry Croswell et al. in St Paul's Church, Westminster Bridge Road, Southwark, London - 19 September, 1880, 06:30 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 219:
[W]e left before the service was over.
O[rgan]. – Fine, large in the West Gallery.
H[ymns]. – Snepp's Hymns of Grace and Glory lent by the Minister. He has cut out Church Hymns. "The God of Abraham praise …" "I lay my sins on Jesus …"
C[hoir]. – A long row of anything in the West Gallery. There is no scope for display.
[The congregation numbered] 75 – […] It is a lower middle class arrangement.
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 219. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1551106821019 accessed: 28 November, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Date/Time||19 September, 1880, 06:30 PM|
|Duration||1 hours 35 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. ‘Songs of Grace and Glory’, ed. Charles Busbridge Snepp (1872) contained 1025 hymns of a generally evangelical cast. The music was drawn from a collection by William Henry Havergal (1793–1870), prepared by his daughter, Frances Ridley Havergal (1836–79), together with some new ones composed by her.