|The First Presentation:
The first presentation of My
Heart Is Glad was on March 24, 1940 at Hope Congregational Church. Bernadine Bailey Mellow remembers the
occasion. She writes:
I just have to get in on the trip down memory lane regarding My Heart is Glad….The program for the first presentation of My Heart is Glad … was done on a typewriter and copies run off on a mimeograph. It just had the words of the cantata and only mentioned David Thornton as the organist but not as the composer and does not give the name of the Pastor. Pastor Thornton suggested the Scripture passages.