Pontrhydyfere (1828)

1828 Llanwrtyd. ‘This revival started in that area in the Methodist chapel in Pontrhydyfere, and the following Sabbath broke out in the Independent chapel. On that Sabbath afternoon Mr David Williams, after catechising the school, began to preach, and in his sermon he said the following words in his own fiery manner, ‘It is miserable that thou art a servant to me arising from the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the captives of Israel[???]. Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession’ and the whole congregation broke out weeping. At this, in the passion of his feelings, without knowing what he was doing, David Price, or Daffy Tynymaes, as he was called, pulled off his neckerchief and threw it out of his hand, and it descended in the pulpit. With that he began singing and jumping, and at the same time Evan Price, Penhernwen, shouted out in a melting tone, ‘If he gave his life to redeem my life, who is under greater obligation to praise Him than me.’ Then one shout went through the whole house. In this revival scores were added to the church and among them many who turned out to be most excellent believers.’ [HEAC iv. 365; Cofiant David Williams, p.?]

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