The stirrings of revival began in Lambhill Evangelistic Mission Hall and James Stewart believed that a huge revival was going to encompass Glasgow, but he recalls, God answered the believing prayers of His people, and a spontaneous awakening took place, not in a big city church, but in a mission hall in the small mining town of Lambhill, on the outskirts of the city. My spiritual father, Mr Tom Rea of Belfast, was leading the saints there in a prayer crusade, asking God to rend the heavens and visit them. The presence of the Lord was felt everywhere, in the shops, in the homes, and even under the bowels of the earth where many miners were smitten by the Holy Spirit. Meetings went on for many weeks night after night. Mr Rea invited me to come down and help in dealing with anxious souls. It was an astonishing sight to me. It was impossible for us to leave the hall before midnight, owing to the deep distress among anxious souls. It was brother Rea’s burden that the fire of God would spread to the city, which at that time was the greatest evangelical city in the world. We prayed together to this effect, but alas, we soon discovered that the evangelical leaders of the city were offended at the Lord that the revival had not begun in one of their great congregations. … I am deeply persuaded that the revival fires would have spread into the whole city and possibly to the whole nation had these evangelical leaders at that time not dictated to God as to where the revival should begin.'
From 'Opened Windows,' by Stewart.
For more information see, ‘Glory in the Glen,’ by Tom Lennie published by Christian Focus Publications, 191-2.