Belper - Primitive Methodists (1819)

“Sunday, October 10th. Brother Sims and I went to the six o'clock prayer meeting. At ten I preached out of doors. At one, I conducted a love-feast at Belper. Hundreds were present, and a cloud of glory rested upon the assembly. Words fail me to express the things which took place. There were great sensations of joy among the people. At night Brother Samuel Atterby, from Derby, preached, and the chapel was so full that many could not get in. While we were singing two lines of one of Wesley's hymns, the chapel was filled with the Divine presence, and everyone seemed to be engaged with the Most High. At another time I felt such sensations of joy as were truly a foretaste of heaven. Three or four, if not more, were converted and made to rejoice in the Lord”

From, ‘The History of the Primitive Methodist Connexion from its origin, by John Petty, 1860, p82

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