Kinnaird Hall, Dundee - D L Moody (1874)

Last week will be memorable to many in Dundee. The tide of blessing has risen rapidly and is still rising. The spirit of grace and supplication is being poured out on us. Many hearts are melted. Christians are praying and weeping and rejoicing. It is given us to look on glad and holy such as we have not witnessed since the great revival 14 years ago. Even if none were added to the Lord at this time, the fresh baptism of the Holy Ghost which believers are now receiving will prove to be a blessing of incalculable value. Thousands of souls are stirred. The fire that burned low on the altar of God is rising to heaven in a bright and holy flame. Many hearts are breaking and the perfume of love, sweeter than the fragrance of the alabaster box, is filling our assemblies and our homes. Jesus of Nazareth is indeed passing by. Many are crying aloud for the blessing and neither the world’s reproofs nor the voices of unbelief cause them to hold their peace…

Last Sabbath was a great day here. Ministers say they enjoyed rare liberty and power in preaching the gospel. Some
of them, indeed, say that they were enabled to sound the silver trumpet of grace as they had never done before. At the close
of the ordinary church services, as well as of the special meetings, anxious inquirers, no longer needing to be invited, pressed into vestry, classroom, and study, with that urgent and intense solicitude which reveals the burdened spirit and the bleeding heart.

Amidst almost superhuman efforts our brethren are marvellously sustained. The incisiveness and pathos of Mr Moody's
addresses, and the blended solemnity and sweetness of Mr Sankey's songs, are well-matched. Such a gust of tears and
songs we have not seen since the time when last the breath of the Holy Spirit swept over Scotland like a gentle gale from the
land of eternal spring.

At 9.30 on Sabbath morning Mr Moody addressed some two thousand Christian workers in Kinnaird Hall. This spacious room was crowded in every part, none being admitted without a ticket. To this noble band composed of elders, deacons, Sabbath-school teachers, street preachers, tract distributors, district visitors, and others engaged in the joyful work of making known the good old evangel of the Cross, Mr Moody addressed seasonable words of instruction and encouragement. Love, enthusiasm, and sympathy were the chief points of his address, which throughout was happy and effective. This meeting was, perhaps, the most important one yet held in this town. Those two thousand workers would represent a field of at least twenty thousand souls. Many of them, fired with new zeal, will gird up their loins for fresh and more energetic service.

At 5 P.M. Kinnaird Hall was crowded to excess to hear our American brethren. At 6.30, they held a meeting equally crowded in Bell-street United Presbyterian Church, and again they spoke and sang in Kinnaird Hall at 7.30, when vast numbers were excluded for want of room. Many of those who could not find admission were addressed in other places of meetings and in the open air by ministers and street preachers. Everywhere there appeared to be a singular eagerness to hear the Word of God. The prayer meeting in Chapelshade Free Church was as largely attended as on the previous Sabbath evening.

"The Christian", February 5th, 1874.

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