Oxton (1863)

I left Normanton for Oxton, same shire; held three services. The Lord gave me much liberty; a great power accompanies the Word and twenty-two confessed Christ, many of these in better circumstances.


"The Revival," June 25th, 1863.

Being very weak in body I was enabled to hold about 20 meetings for saints and sinners, three out of the number who professed conversion during my first visit had backslidden. These came again to the meetings and the Lord in his much mercy did most blessedly restore two out of three, thus enabling them to say, “Behold, we come under Thee for Thou art the Lord our God.“ During all the second visit, the Lord was very gracious to us, full meetings and many nights scores stood outside in the cold all through the night service. The Saints professed to be greatly blessed and I received the names of about 70. Nearly all these were adults and among them some had been the most hardened sinners in the place. Others may write the revival is on the decline, I find in every place our “Christ is mighty to save.”

"The Revival," may 5th, 1864.

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