This is a recording with a difference!
Anecdotes about the hymns, writings and experiences of the likes of Moody, Sankey, Ironside and Spurgeon are occasionally heard in sermons on this site. A handful of very old recordings of these men have been preserved. They make for interesting listening. This recording includes the following:
D.L. Moody (1837-1899), quoting the beatitudes from Matthew’s gospel.
Ira Sankey (1840-1908), singing “God be with you till we meet again”, in a recording made in 1899.
Harry Ironside (1876-1951), narrating the conversion of a man he met on a train.
Charles M. Alexander (1867-1920), singing Charles Gabriel’s “glory song” in a recording made in 1905.
Thomas Spurgeon (1856-1917) reading, in 1904, a passage from the last sermon preached by his late father C.H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) in the Metropolitan Tabernacle, London, on 7th June 1891. No recordings of C.H. Spurgeon were ever made, but his son Thomas had an almost identical voice. So, in 1904, Edison-Bell Record Company persuaded Thomas to read a portion from his father’s final sermon so that listeners might hear the nearest thing to C.H. Spurgeon’s voice. Here is the passage from C.H. Spurgeon’s final sermon in the Metropolitan Tabernacle that Thomas recites: