John Wesley in Atlantic Ocean - 25 January, 1736

from The Journal of John Wesley, page 25:

In the midst of the psalm wherewith their service began, the sea broke over, split the mainsail in pieces, covered the ship, and poured in between the decks, as if the great deep had already swallowed us up. A terrible screaming began among the English. The Germans calmly sang on. I asked one of them afterward, “Were you not afraid?” He answered, “I thank God, no.” I asked, “But were not your women and children afraid?” He replied, mildly, “No; our women and children are not afraid to die.”
cite as

John Wesley, and Percy Livingstone Parker (ed.), The Journal of John Wesley (1951), p. 25. accessed: 18 June, 2024

location of experience: Atlantic Ocean


John Wesley
Cleric, Theologian, Writer

Listening to

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a psalm

Experience Information

Date/Time 25 January, 1736
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors


Aboard ship

Originally submitted by acusworth on Fri, 01 May 2015 16:27:02 +0100