Derryscollop (1859)



For some time the minds of the people at Moy had been deeply impressed. Open-air services were held at which there was manifested much of the Divine presence, and at length the refreshing shower descended. On Sunday evening, July 11th, the Primitive Wesleyan chapel was crowded; the power of God came down on the people; several fell from their seats, stricken, and others who attempted to run away from the presence of the Lord were, in the porch or at their own houses, overtaken by no influence they could not resist. The services were continued with similar tokens of the presence of God, the news spread widely, and many came from a distance to see and hear in themselves. The September love-feast, says Mr. Heatley, was most extraordinary meeting ever witnessed in the neighbourhood About six hundred persons squeezed into the chapel, while as many more were outside. It proved a veritable Bochim, for the preacher had no sooner announced his text than the pent- up feelings of the people burst forth, and preaching was rendered of the question. Blackwatertown, Tamnaghmore, Derryscollop and Killyman, as well as Cookstown, also partook largely of the blessings that the Lord poured out on the people.

From 'History of Methhodism in Ireland', Volume III, by Crookshank, p520.


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