John Hay in District of Columbia - the 1890's

from My Life and Sacred Songs, page 223:

A year or two later I sang this hymn in the Church of the Covenant in Washington. The late Secretary of State, John Hay, was present. He was much moved by the song, and at the conclusion of the service came forward and thanked me. While we were talking, a young lady with her husband came up to me and said that she was the daughter of Dr. Cornelius, the author of the hymn, and hoped that God would continually bless my singing of the song.
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Ira David Sankey, My Life and Sacred Songs (1906), p. 223. accessed: 13 June, 2024

location of experience: District of Columbia


John Hay

Listening to

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Some Time We'll Understand
written by Maxwell N. Cornelius, James McGranahan
performed by Ira David Sankey

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1890's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Thu, 21 May 2015 09:18:40 +0100
Approved on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 17:49:36 +0100