Unknown policeman in London - late 19th Century

from My Life and Sacred Songs, page 232:

A party of policemen had gathered in a drawingroom in the West End of London. One was there who had been persuaded by his Christian comrades to attend for the first time a meeting of The Christian Policemen's Association. He went unwillingly and rather late, and did not expect to care for the meeting. But soon after he had entered the room a lady, Miss Beauchamp, sang " Take me as I am " as a solo. The repeated refrain set him thinking. " As I am ! " He had led a rough life, first as a bluejacket and then as a policeman. He could not well be more wretched and miserable than he was that night, …   more >>
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Ira David Sankey, My Life and Sacred Songs (1906), p. 232. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432197155183 accessed: 24 September, 2022

location of experience: London

Listeners

Unknown policeman
Policeman

Listening to

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Take Me as I Am
written by Eliza H. Hamilton, Ira David Sankey
performed by Miss Beauchamp

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Gill on Thu, 21 May 2015 09:32:35 +0100
Approved on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 17:52:56 +0100