Burghead (1860)



No extraordinary circumstances of an external nature have for the past week characterized the progress of the great work going on in Burghead. One hopeful and beautiful phase of the movement is, that the exercises of religious duty have to a great extent been confined, or rather transferred, to their strongholds—the closet and the family circle. Within these few days many altars have been erected for the first time, and dwellings where formerly nought but the sounds of un­hallowed mirth were heard, now resound with the praises of God. The agency at work has reached the most depraved members of the community, some of whom were observed to have attended Divine service on Sabbath for the first time for years. Prayer-meetings still continue to be held in private houses, and in the churches during the day and in the evenings. — Elgin Courier.

From 'The Revival Newspaper,' Volume ii, p117

The revival began through some men visiting Hopeman.


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