The last two years of his life were largely spent ministering in Glasgow. In 1874 D. L. Moody and Sankey came to Britain, bringing revival to Scotland and other places, and they were in Glasgow when North was there. North was ministering in Govan, Partick and Hillhead, with considerable success. He spoke at Kelvinside Free Church for three nights a week for the month of March. Moody spoke at the same church during that period. North began with his ‘Rich man and Lazarus’ talk which he often used when beginning a series of meetings. The church was crammed, and at the close of each Sunday service, four or five hundred remained in prayer, with increasing numbers seeking guidance from those able to give help.