William Ewart Gladstone in London - 1874

from My Life and Sacred Songs, pages 62-63:

One of the most impressive occasions on which this hymn was sung was in the Agricultural Hall in London, in 1874, when the late Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone was present. At the close of his sermon Mr. Moody asked the congregation to bow their heads, while I sang " Almost persuaded." The stillness of death prevailed throughout the audience of over fifteen thousand, as souls were making their decisions for Christ.
cite as

Ira David Sankey, My Life and Sacred Songs (1906), p. 62-63. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431524425260 accessed: 27 May, 2024

location of experience: London


William Ewart Gladstone
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Listening to

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Almost Persuaded
written by P.P. Bliss
performed by Ira David Sankey

Experience Information

Date/Time 1874
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Wed, 13 May 2015 14:40:25 +0100
Approved on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 15:47:41 +0100