When the mists have rolled in splendor

When the mists have rolled in splendor. Annie Herbert* (1844-1932). Ira D. Sankey* described this as ‘a new song’ in his account of it: ‘I sang this hymn for the first time in the Free Trade Hall in Manchester, in 1883, at one of Mr Moody’s meetings. The service was held at eight o’clock on a gloomy winter morning. The hall was densely crowded and filled with mist, so much that the people could hardly be discerned at the farther end of the hall. I felt the need of something to brighten up the meeting, and then and there decided to launch this new song. It was received with much enthusiasm, and at once became a favourite of Mr Moody’s, and continued to be so until his death (Sankey, 1906,...

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