MOODY AND SANKEYPage: 1 of 2 Pages 1 - 2 Next. Ira David Sankey Author and Evangelist. His father, David Sankey, was a prominent citizen of western Pennsylvania in his day, having served as state senator for a number of years, after which he became in turn a banker and an editor, and was appointed by Abraham Lincoln a collector of internal revenue. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and although a man of business, was often called upon to address large audiences on religious subjects. Ira was noted for his fondness for music and his ability to sing well even as a child; he joined the church of his father and mother when he was fifteen years of age and soon became leader of the choir, superintendent of the Sunday-school, and president of the Young Men's Christian Association. It was while filling these positions and in connection with various other lines of Christian work that he developed his remarkable power of rendering sacred songs impressively.
List of hymns composed by Ira D. Sankey
About he removed with his parents to Newcastle, Pennsylvania, where he became a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Four years afterwards he became the Superintendent of a large Sunday School in which he commenced his career of singing sacred songs and solos. Moody's persuasion he joined him in his work at Chicago. After some two or three years' work in Chicago, they sailed for England on June 7, , and held their first meeting at York a short time afterwards, only eight persons being present. Their subsequent work in Great Britain and America is well known.
Scroll down to see a list of all available titles. When Sankey was 16, he was converted at a revival meeting at the King's Chapel United Methodist Church, which was about three miles away from his home. When he was young, Sankey served in the Civil War. He became increasingly well known as a Gospel singer, and eventually attracted the attention of noted evangelist Dwight L. Several months later, Sankey attended his first evangelistic meeting with Moody. Shortly thereafter, Sankey resigned his government position.
Now to Moody and Sankey. The words were written by Moody and Sankey wrote the tunes of their characteristic Gospel music. They evolved their own style of Gospel hymn which most people found very attractive and, like the Wesleys and the Salvation Army, used it to raise the commitment and fervour of the hundreds of thousands they preached to. They were idealists who refused to take a penny from their hymn royalties. Moody and Sankey continued to establish Gospel Music as the major force in Church music. One of the hymn books which included their work, Sacred Songs and Solos , sold over 80 million copies in fifty years and it remains in print to this day - an astonishing achievement. So when you visit the South Seas you will hear English nineteenth-century Gospel Music alive and well and sung with much fervour in the Pacific sunshine!
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During the last three decades of the 19th century, Ira D. Sankey partnered Dwight Moody in a series of religious revivalist campaigns, mainly in North America and Europe. Moody preached, Sankey sang; as part of his musical ministry, Sankey collected hymns and songs, and in published in England the original edition of Sacred Songs and Solos , a short collection of 24 pages containing some of the favourite hymns that Sankey had introduced during the first Moody and Sankey evangelistic tour of Britain, in — Over the following years new, expanded editions of Sacred Songs were produced, containing many standard hymns as well as revivalist songs, the final edition from the s containing 1, pieces. The following lists contains all the hymns composed by Sankey that are found in the "" edition of Sacred Songs and Solos.
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