John Wesley in London - 25 September, 1761

from The Journal of John Wesley, page 273:

Friday, 25 (London).--We began, as usual, at four. A few days since, one who lived in known sin, finding heavy conviction broke away and ran out, she knew, not whither. She met one who offered her a shilling a week to come and take care of her child. She went gladly. The woman's husband hearing her stir between three and four began cursing and swearing bitterly. His wife said, "I wish thou wouldest go with her, and see if anything will do thee good." He did so. In the first hymn God broke his heart and he was in tears all the rest of the service. How soon did God recompense this poor woman …   more >>

cite as

John Wesley, and Percy Livingstone Parker (ed.), The Journal of John Wesley (1951), p. 273. accessed: 27 May, 2024

location of experience: London


John Wesley
Cleric, Theologian, Writer

Listening to

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A hymn performed by Congregation

Experience Information

Date/Time 25 September, 1761
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Wesley observes the response in a man in the congregation during the singing of a hymn.

Originally submitted by acusworth on Tue, 23 Jun 2015 13:37:09 +0100
Approved on Sun, 15 Nov 2015 16:35:18 +0000