Unknown Army Lieutenant in New York - the 1800's

from My Life and Sacred Songs, page 263:

A lieutenant in the Union army, having received his death-wound in a gallant charge at the head of his regiment was visited in the hospital by the chaplain, who inquired how he felt. He said he had always been cheerful, and was now ready to meet God in peace. " Chaplain," he added, " I was passing through the streets of New York once on a Sunday night, and I heard singing. I went in and saw a company of poor people. They were singing ' There is a Fountain filled with Blood.' I was overpowered with the impression the hymn made upon me, and I gave my heart to God. Since then I have loved Jesus, …   more >>
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Ira David Sankey, My Life and Sacred Songs (1906), p. 263. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432211247717 accessed: 17 September, 2021

location of experience: New York

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There is a Fountain filled with blood
written by William Cowper
performed by Public

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1800's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Thu, 21 May 2015 13:27:28 +0100
Approved on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 18:20:47 +0100