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Slide set: The lost chord (song: Bamforth & Co., 10 slides, 1898)

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Slide 1
Intro. with title
Slide 2
Seated one day at the organ, I was weary and ill at ease
Slide 3
But I struck one chord of music like the sound of a great Amen
Slide 4
It flooded the crimson twilight like the close of an angel psalm
Slide 5
It quieted pain and sorrow like love o'ercoming strife
Slide 6
It seemed the harmonious echo from our discordant life
Slide 7
And trembled away into silence as if it were loth to cease
Slide 8
I have sought, but I seek it vainly
Slide 9
It may be that death's bright angel will speak in that chord again
Slide 10
It may be that only in Heaven I shall hear that grand Amen
Other related organisations

in stock of J. Lizars, , dates unknown (item ref. 847)

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1898-1914 (item ref. 1073)

in stock of North of England Temperance League,  1906 (item ref. 295)

Main type of image
life model
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
Reading or song

Adelaide Procter and Arthur Sullivan, ‘The lost chord’ (London: Boosey & Co., 1877)

Related slide sets

see generic title The lost chord (generic set title – 4 different versions are known)

reissued as The lost chord: new series (song: Bamforth & Co., 10 slides, 1907)


5 slides known to exist in private collection

5 slides known to exist in private collection

10 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3001342

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 20 March 2024

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