After a brief interval, Mr Atken has resumed his London campaign, this time at Brunswick Chapel, Portman Square (Rev. E. W. Moore). The opening services of the course were held on Sunday last. In the morning Mr Aitken discoursed powerfully to a large congregation from the confession of the Prophet Isaiah - "Woe is me, for I am undone, because I am a man of unclean lipe, and I dwell in the midst of a people with unclean lips; for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of
Hosts." A very large gathering of children was convened in the afternoon and was addressed by Rev. J. F. Andrewes, On
Christ's interview with Zaccheus, The occasion was one of much interest, and we trust of good results.
In the evening the chapel was crammed to repletion; many had to leave without finding admission. We were fortunate enough to get standing room in one of the doorways within the sound of Mr Aitken's voice. The theme of the preacher was the Apostle's description of the Ephesians, "Having no hope and without God in the world." He declaimed with great force on "the vague, indefinite, and unreasonable hope" that many nominal Christians possess; and showed how it is false, specious, and delusive because those who hold it are practically "without God in the world." There would be more hope of such people if they were utterly hopeless of themselves and of their respectability, or their formal religion.
Then God's way of salvation was made as plain as words could make it, in a grandly argumentative exposition of
the verse, "Through Him, we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father." Those who had been in the famine-land of Godlessees and hopelessness were entreated to "come home," so that they might not at the last have to "wander out into a
blighted, blasted, lost eternity, having no hope."
The after-meeting was one of the largest we have ever seen at Mr Aitken's meetings, the whole area of the chapel being
filled even to the chairs in the aisles. A brief but most impressive and clear address to inquirers was given, and a further meeting followed for more close and personal dealing with those who had been wounded by the arrows of conviction through
the morning and evening sermons. Afternoon and evening services will be held during this week, except Saturday, and there will be three meetings on Sunday next, that in the afternoon for men only.
"The Christian," May 31st, 1877.
I do not know where in the square the chapel was.