Henry Croswell et al. in St Jude's Lecture Hall, Mildmay Park, Islington, London - 19 December, 1880, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 233:

an Evangelistic Service.  There was a Prayer Meeting after for which we didn't stop.


O[rgan]. – Not used but there was a small harmonium.

H[ymns]. – Moody and Sankey's collection.  I am "almost persuaded" this will not be my las[t] visit.

C[hoir]. – Four young females sang so lustily that no choir was required.

[The congregation numbered] 100 – There were many old women but several men and some young persons - some most enthusiastic with their "Ay-mens".

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 233. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1551183369614 accessed: 26 May, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Jude's Lecture Hall, Mildmay Park, Islington, London


Listening to

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hymns selected from Moody and Sankey's collection performed by the congregation and organist at St Jude's Lecture Hall King Henry's Road, Mildmay Park

Experience Information

Date/Time 19 December, 1880, 07:00 PM
Duration 1 hours 10 minutes
Medium live
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. 'Sacred Songs and Solos’, compiled c. 1873 by the American evangelist-musician team of Dwight L. Moody and Ira D. Sankey for use in England during their first revivals abroad, was published c. 1874. It was commonly known as the ‘Moody and Sankey Hymnbook’.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 26 Feb 2019 12:16:10 +0000
Approved on Thu, 09 Jul 2020 18:59:54 +0100