John B. Gough - late 19th Century

from My Life and Sacred Songs, page 152:

During a service of song in a Christian church, John B. Gough was asked by a man in the pew with him what was to be sung, as the announcement had not been heard. The questioner was most repulsive in appearance, because of a nervous disease that disfigured his face and form. When the singing began, Gough was driven almost to frenzy by the harsh and discordant tones of the singer by his side. But when they came to " Just as I am, poor, wretched, blind," the wretched creature lifted his sightless eyes to heaven and sang with his whole soul. The great orator, in his impassioned and inimitable way,…   more >>
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Ira David Sankey, My Life and Sacred Songs (1906), p. 152. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432119559519 accessed: 6 October, 2022

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Just as I am without one plea
written by Charlotte Elliot, William B. Bradbury
performed by Church Congregation, Unknown male

Experience Information

Date/Time late 19th Century
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Wed, 20 May 2015 11:59:19 +0100
Approved on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 16:53:24 +0100