Excerpts from Adam Clarke’s journal while at Bristol.
On Monday morning I had at five o'clock such a congregation as I think I never saw in Bristol; several of the great folks, too, were hearing for life. These things are tokens for good. Our friends tell me there is a great stir all round Bristol. In such a large place it cannot be so palpable as in a smaller; but, thank God, this is no matter.
In Bath I had one soul for my hire at the last preaching: such a power from on high rested on all as I have seldom seen. God seemed to have given the people into my hand."
We continued singing, praying, and exhorting until half-past twelve, during which time strong prayers, cries, and tears bore testimony to the present power of God. How excellent the Lord is in working!From, ‘The life of the Rev Adam Clarke’, by J W Etheridge, 1859, p137-8 http://www.archive.org/details/abiographicalske00shenuoft