Llanidloes (1859)

At Llanfair, Newtown, and various places in the neigh­bourhood, at Llanidloes also, and many smaller places, the revival gale is felt with more or less power. The follow­ing brief extracts will suffice for illustration:—

A correspondent of the Drysorfa," writes, as early as April last:—" I am glad to inform you that the revival spreads rapidly in these parts Machynlleth Cemmaes, Dinas-mowddy, &c.) About thirty have been added to the church to which I belong within the last fortnight. Indeed, there are only ten or twelve here who have not joined us, and even they are wounded deeply. I have never witnessed anything like that which I now see daily. You hear of nothing but the revival. Ungodly people quake and tremble. Those who offer themselves as can­didates for church-fellowship weep and mourn, as though the world were at an end. I have seen a large congrega­tion in this neighbourhood, containing at the time many scores of hardened, ungodly people, bathed in tears, and as incapable of leaving the place at the close of the public service as if their feet had been nailed to the floor of the chapel. I saw an aged man attempting it, but he failed and sat down again. Some of the most ungodly men seemed to be entirely bewildered; they could hardly find their way home that night. Blessed be God! many of them found their way to the blood of the Cross. I thank God I have lived to see the year 1859. God, in His grace, has done more within the last fortnight in this part of the country than had been accomplished for an age previously."

From ‘The Welsh Revival’ by Thomas Phillips.

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