in Chicago - 1876

from My Life and Sacred Songs, page 127:

In 1876, when we returned to Chicago to work, I was entertained at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Spafford for a number of weeks. During that time Mr. Spafford wrote the hynm, " It is well with my soul," in commemoration of the death of his children. P. P. Bliss composed the music, and sang it for the first time at a meeting in Farwell Hall. The comforting fact in connexion with this incident was that in one of our small meetings in North Chicago, a short time prior to their sailing for Europe, the children had been converted.
cite as

Ira David Sankey, My Life and Sacred Songs (1906), p. 127. accessed: 16 July, 2024

location of experience: Chicago

Listening to

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It is Well with My Soul
written by H.G. Spafford, P.P. Bliss
performed by P.P. Bliss

Experience Information

Date/Time 1876
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Tue, 19 May 2015 13:44:37 +0100
Approved on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 16:35:32 +0100