Neilston Parish Church (1874)

Mr Moody and Mr Sankey were at Neilston on Friday and on Sunday at Kilmarnock. The following brief note has reached us from Neilston:-

Neilston Parish Church was crowded in every part on the evening of Friday last. The Rev. Mr Miller presided. The Rev. Mr Ferguson of Free Church, and Rev. Mr Clarke of United Presbyterian Church, Barrhead, were present and took part in the proceedings. Mr Moody took as the subject of discourse, "Regeneration." For nearly an hour, by earnest and powerful appeal, and touching and illustrative anecdote, he sustained the attention of the large and deeply interested congregation. Mr Sankey and a choir from Glasgow were present. Among the hymns sung by Mr Sankey were "Jesus of Nazareth." and "Almost persuaded." They were sung in his own peculiar and effective way.  It was evident that by means of discourse and singing deep impressions had been produced on the minds of many. At the close of the meeting, Mr Moody intimated that meeting would be held in the Free Church for anxious inquirers. Nearly 300 met there, and before the close of the meeting, some professed to have found in Christ the object of their hearts' deepest desire. The meeting of 22d May will not soon be forgotten by many, and never will it be forgotten by some.

"Times of Blessing," May 21st, 1874.

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