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Posted: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 2:15:43 PM

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What is meant by the word sankey? It's in the context «Sankey and moody hymns» Thanks
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Posted: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 2:25:02 PM
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I would willingly help if I knew what the word meant. I have never heard it. Try to Google it.
Posted: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 2:53:46 PM
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Here is an explanation what a sankey diagram is and who Mr.Sankey was.


It would probably require more context to see if the meaning here could be somehow related
to the property of the diagram.
Posted: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 3:21:24 PM

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It refers to Ira David Sankey (1840-1908),known as The Sweet Singer of Methodism, was an American gospel singer and composer, associated with evangelist Dwight L. Moody
Posted: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 5:22:40 PM
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This is an ancient English surname, although also well recorded in Ireland, where a branch of the family from Buckinghamshire held great estates in Tipperary, Longford and Dublin. The origination for all nameholders is the villages now known as Greater and Lesser Sankey in south west Lancashire, and the River Sankey, from which they take their name. These are variously recorded through history in the spellings of Sonchi in the year 1180, Sanki in the tax rolls and registers known as the 'Feet of Fines' for the year 1202, and as Sonkey in 1228. The meaning is open to conjecture, but the spellings suggest a dialectal form of the pre 7th century Olde English 'Sand ig', a sandy place, or even an island of sand in a fen. The surname is first recorded in Lancashire in 1273 when Gerard de Sanki, lord of the manor of Sankey, appears in the rolls known as 'Testa de Neville' for the first year of the reign of King Edward 1st (1272 - 1307). Later recordings showing the erratic spellings include Roger de Sonky in 1299, John Sankey of Dublin in 1562, and Edward Sankey of Sankey, whose will was proved at Chester in 1609. Most surnames are 'from' names. That is to say names given to people after they left their original homes and moved elsewhere. In this case though the origination is more clear cut, and the presence of the same landowning family in the village for more than three hundred years gives added credibility.

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Posted: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 5:22:59 PM

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His first and most famous composition was 'The Ninety and Nine'.

Sankey and Moody were en route from Glasgow to Edinburgh, Scotland, in May, 1874, as they were to hold a three-day campaign there.... Prior to boarding the train, Sankey bought a weekly newspaper for a penny. He found nothing of interest but a sermon by Henry W. Beecher and some advertisements. Then, he found a little piece of poetry in a corner of one column that he liked, and he read it to Moody, but only received a polite reply. Sankey clipped the poem and tucked it in his pocket.

At the noon day service of the second day of the special series, Moody preached on The Good Shepherd. Horatius Bonar added a few thrilling words and then Moody asked Mr. Sankey if he had a final song. An inner voice prompted him to sing the hymn that he found on the train. With conflict of spirit, he thought, this is impossible! The inner voice continued to prod him, even though there was no music to the poem, so he acquiesced.

As calmly as if he had sung it a thousand times, he placed the little piece of newspaper on the organ in front of him. Lifting up his heart in a brief prayer to Almighty God, he then laid his hands on the keyboard, striking a chord in A flat. Half speaking and half singing, he completed the first stanza, which was followed by four more.

Moody walked over with tears in his eyes and said, "Where did you get that hymn?"

'The Ninety and Nine' became his most famous tune and his most famous sale from that time on. The words were written by Elizabeth Clephane in 1868. She died in 1869, little realizing her contribution to the Christian world.

What a lovely story.

Thank you, nkelsey, for the great information regarding the name 'Sankey' and its origins, very interesting indeed.
Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014 8:58:13 AM

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So it means hymns by Sankey and Moodey. Thanks
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