Bala, so long honoured and blest by the labours of the apostolic Charles, is the scene of a powerful revival. At Dolgelly, and throughout the whole country lying between the rivers Davey and Mowddy; from Barmouth, along the sea-coast till we come to Harlech and Talsarnau;—from thence to Maentwrog, Festiniog, and the quarry regions beyond, the mighty movement is felt.
The accounts from Merionethshire alone would fill a volume ; but without specifying any particulars respecting Dolgelly, Barmouth, Dyffryn, Llandrillo, Corwen, Towyn, and many other places, the whole may be summed up in the words of the Rev. Robert Williams of Aberdovey, in the annual address to the Calvinistic Methodist Churches in this county :
"Now let me mention a word respecting the revival, its value, and peculiar advantages. It has pleased the Lord during' the past year to grant us great things. We are glad that the visitation has been so general in our county. There is scarcely a locality, from Towyn to Gwyddelwern, that has not received, to some extent, the heavenly dew. We find that the addition to the churches of our own denomination is more than FOUR THOUSAND. We venture to say that the last year was an acceptable year of the Lord.' In almost every part of our country the hand of God has been stretched out to save those who appeared very far off. To some, like the daughter of Jairus, and the son of the widow of Nain, and Lazarus, it has been a resurrection: resurrection power has made their graves empty for ever."
Barmouth.-" The young people of our town are wonderfully changed. A few months ago they would have treated any advice given them with indifference, but now there are scores who seek life in the death of Christ,"—December 1859.
From ‘The Welsh Revival’ by Thomas Phillips.