What follows are excerpts from the meetings conducted during the week long Salvation Army Bible Conference of 1968. Officers from throughout the Southern Territory all congregate for this annual camp-style conference which is a Salvation Army institution.
Following the death in August, 1967 of his beloved wife, Violet, who had been a near invalid for many years, Sidney Cox was once again able to travel. Although he was 81 years of age, he was much in demand as a speaker and teacher, and resumed his extensive travel schedule. On this occasion, he had been invited to participate as a special guest speaker for the duration of the conference.
Sidney and Violet Cox voluntarily left the work of The Salvation Army in 1944, and in the summer of 1968, he had been a former officer for over 20 years; yet, he remained extremely close friends with the Southern Salvationists and in popular demand as a speaker, preacher and musician at their meetings. Many of the officers at the conference had been closely associated with him or had even been trained by him when he served as Principal at the Army’s College for Officers Training during his Salvation Army tenure in Atlanta from 1928 – 1944.
This occasion was an emotional reunion for him and the officers in attendance at this conference.
John Douglas Cox, grandson of Sidney Cox. August, 2009.
Below is a reproduction of the songbook that was produced for the 1968 Southern Bible Conference. You may want to refer to it as you listen to the audios to enhance your listening pleasure.