Sankey, Ira David

(28 August 1840, Edinburgh, Pa. – 13 August 1908, New York City)
   Writer and compiler of Gospel song , he met prominent evangelist Dwight L. Moody (1837–1899) in 1870 and rose to prominence when the two conducted revival meetings in England from 1873–1875,Moody preaching and Sankey accompanying himself in solo singing on a portable organ and leading the congregations. He published Sacred Songs and Solos (1st ed. London, 1873) whose subsequent editions grew to 1200 songs, and six volumes of Gospel Hymns and Sacred Songs (1875–1891).

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  • Sankey, Ira David — (1840–1908)    Essayist and Hymn Writer.    Sankey was a native of Pennsylvania. He fought on the Union side in the Civil War and in 1870 he was recruited by Dwight L. moody to join his organisation in Chicago. He accompanied Moody on his famous… …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • SANKEY, Ira David — (1840 1908)    singing American EVANGELIST who worked closely with MOODY. His sentimental HYMNS or Gospel Songs became the standard music of many EVANGELICAL Churches until the 1970s …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • Ira David Sankey — (* 28. August 1840 bei Edinburg, Pennsylvania; † 13. August 1908 in Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.) war Sänger und musikalischer Leiter bei Evangelisationsveranstaltungen an der Seite des Evangelisten Dwight Lyman Moody und einer der bekanntesten… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ira D. Sankey — (August 28, 1840 August 13, 1908), known as The Sweet Singer of Methodism, was an American gospel singer and composer, associated with evangelist Dwight L. Moody. Ira David Sankey, son of David Sankey, known as the father of Lawrence County, and… …   Wikipedia

  • Sankey — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Henry Phineas Riall Sankey (1853–1926), irischer Ingenieur Ira David Sankey (1840–1908), US amerikanischer Gospelsänger und Komponist Sara Sankey (* 1967), englische Badmintonspielerin Siehe auch: Sankey… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • sankey — Rasta Dictionary n religious song of a paticularly lugubrious tone, sung in the long or common meter. From Ira David Sankey, evangelist and hymnalist …   English dialects glossary

  • Sankey — /ˈsæŋki/ (say sangkee) noun Ira David, 1840–1908, US evangelist; with DL Moody, conducted revivalist campaigns in Britain and the US …   Australian English dictionary

  • Moody and Sankey — was the evangelical duo of Ira David Sankey and Dwight Lyman Moody. Starting after their meeting in June 1871, the team wrote Christian songs and traveled throughout the United States and the United Kingdom calling people to God through their use …   Wikipedia

  • Philip Bliss — Philip Paul Bliss Philip Paul Bliss (* 9. Juli 1838 im Dorf Rome, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania; † 20. Dezember 1876 in Ashtabula, Ohio) ist einer der bekanntesten US amerikanischen Komponisten v …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Liste der Biografien/San — Biografien: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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