Balnaguard - Burns (1840)



Burns passed through the village of Balnaguard while the people were out working in the harvest. At once two young men ran over to him and begged him to hold a meeting in the nearby schoolhouse. In the course of not more than seven minutes the room was crowded to the door by people of all ages, 'from the child of seven to the grandfather of seventy'. Noted Burns, 'There could not be fewer than 120 present and among these I hardly saw one that was not shedding tears'. Again, when he spoke to a packed house in the village a few days later, 'so remarkably was the presence of God granted that all were in tears and some cried aloud'.

'Land of Many Revival', by Tom Lennie, page 351.

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I do not know where the meetings were.


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