The Heavenly Gales Are Blowing

The heavenly gales are blowing (Chorus)

Author: William Booth
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

The heavenly gales are blowing,
The cleansing stream is flowing,
Beneath its waves I am going,
Hallelujah, praise the Lord!

Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #c221

Author: William Booth

Rv William Booth United Kingdom 1829-1912 Born in Sneinton, Nottingham, his father, well-off, lost much of his wealth and descended into poverty when William was young. William was apprenticed to a pawnbroker at age 13 to pay for schooling fees. He was converted at 15 and read extensively and trained himself in writing and speech. He eventually became a Methodist preacher. He did evangelistic work with his friend, Will Sansom, preaching to the poor on Nottingham. He would have stayed with Will, but Sansom got tuberculosis and died in 1849. William spent a year looking in vain for work. He finally found work with a pawnbroker in London, but the small amount of pay from that and preaching was insufficiennt, so he resigned as a lay pr… Go to person page >

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First Line: The heavenly gales are blowing (Chorus)
Title: The Heavenly Gales Are Blowing
Author: William Booth
Language: English



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The Song Book of the Salvation Army #c221

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