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Slide set: For the master's sake (service of song: Bamforth & Co., 38 slides, 1893)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1**
He wore a white hat, around which was a deep piece of blackest cloth
Slide 2
Opposite this shop the stranger paused for several minutes
Slide 3
The old woman showed him upstairs to see her rooms
Slide 4
Lil asked her grandmother no end of questions about him
Slide 5
Her lodger came in and stood before her. She was talking to herself as usual
Slide 6
Nancy started and exclaimed: 'O, my poor old heart alive!'
Slide 7
'I am come here to try do a little work for Him' said he
Slide 8
The children looked up for his smile, and their mother's for a friendly nod
Slide 9
The public-houses were thronged on week days and on Sundays
Slide 10
Little Lil had gone up into the lodger's room and her heart was opening like a tender bud
Slide 11
Just at the right moment the man with the white hat appeared upon the scene
Slide 12
'Where do you live, my friend, and what is your name?' he asked
Slide 13
His first congregation consisted of three adults and half-a-dozen children
Slide 14
'That's right,' said the woman, 'Thee play and I'll dance, we'll liven them up a bit'
Slide 15
The preacher spoke a few earnest words to those who were listening
Slide 16
When he got home, he found Nancy and Lil down on their knees by the fireside
Slide 17
'Did you hear what I said, Granny?' enquired the child
Slide 18
'Ah, Nancy,' began Jane, 'If 'tis true what that blessed man said on Sunday'
Slide 19
The two poor women eagerly drank in the words as Lil sang the hymn
Slide 20
'Why , Nancy, whatever can be the matter?' he enquired
Slide 21
Yes, Lil was now in a burning fever
Slide 22
The room and the yard adjoining were soon crowded with the weary, the painful and the sad
Slide 23
Down the whole company went on their knees
Slide 24
Before the chorus had been reached, Dick's fiddle was in readiness
Slide 25
The little group passed on with joy beaming in their faces
Slide 26
The fiddler played and sang, but Tom sat still, bewildered, and confused
Slide 27
Tom groaned, 'O God save me; O God, save me!'
Slide 28
He was astonished to find a prayer meeting going on in Nancy's room
Slide 29
He told them how he was brought to live amongst them
Slide 30
And Dick soon had his fiddle going to the tune of 'Home, Sweet Home'
Slide 31
'Now, friends,' said Dick, 'I have been a new man from the first time I came'
Slide 32
Great quiet prevailed, whilst Nancy gave her testimony
Slide 33
As soon as he began to speak of little Lil, the strong man wept aloud
Slide 34
The sitting-room of the man with the white hat was open to all
Slide 35
They listened with gladsome awe to the old woman as she spoke of the grace that had redeemed her
Slide 36
'Tell him I have prayed for him thousands o' times'
Slide 37
Dick fiddled, and they all sang, and the old woman shouted 'Glory! Glory!'
Slide 38
Whatever happens, dear friends, sing a song of victory when I am gone
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of Fred. Allbut, dates unknown

in stock of J. Lizars, , dates unknown (item ref. 372)

in stock of William C. Muir, dates unknown

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1893-1914 (item ref. 569)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of North of England Temperance League, 1906 (item ref. 147)

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 590)

in stock of Church Army, 1913 (item ref. LM 3)

Main type of image
life model
Main usage of set
service of song
Date of first manufacture
Person linked to this set

model: BAMFORTH, James  (1842-1911) – slides 1-3, 5-16, 20-24, 28-35, 37-38, as the preacher

Reading or song

C.R. Parsons (comp. James Tipton), For the master's sake: a temperance service of song (London and Glasgow: Bayley & Ferguson, n.d.)

Compare slide 14 (and others) with slide 2 of 'Riches and rags' of 1907.

39 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3000882

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 10 May 2024

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