Mr. J.B. Cornell et al. in Long Branch - late 19th Century

from My Life and Sacred Songs, page 270:

Fanny Crosby wrote the words of this hymn in 1869, and it was set to music by W. H. Doane two years later. I sang it for the first time in the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Cornell at Long Branch. The servants gathered from all parts of the house while I was singing, and looked into the parlour where I was seated. When I had finished, one of them said : " That is the finest hymn I have heard for a long time ; won't you please sing it over again? "
cite as

Ira David Sankey, My Life and Sacred Songs (1906), p. 270. accessed: 23 May, 2024

location of experience: Long Branch


Listening to

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To the Work
written by W.H. Doane, Fanny Crosby
performed by Ira David Sankey

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Gill on Thu, 21 May 2015 13:37:54 +0100
Approved on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 18:23:00 +0100