Richard Weaver - Corn Exchange Stirling (1860)

In Stirling we held a meeting in the Corn Exchange. The meeting lasted all night. Far on in the morning I retired to the hotel for a little rest, but about five o'clock the “boots" of the hotel called me up, and told me Mr Radcliffe wanted me to return to the Exchange to sing to those still there. I found there were yet between thirty and forty inquiring the way of salvation. As I went in I met a working man and his wife on their way out. I asked him if he had found Christ. He said:

"No; but I can stay no longer. I have to go to my work."

I took hold of their hands, saying:

I will sing just one verse. The Lord help you to make it yours." I sang :

Just as I am, without one plea,

But that thy blood was shed for me,

And that Thou bid'st me come to Thee:

0 Lamb of God, I come.

The man said, "It is done! Christ is mine!" The woman also believed. They embraced each other and went home rejoicing in God their Saviour.

From 'Richard Weaver's Life Story' by J Paterson.