St Andrew's Parish Church - Burns (1839)

He (Burns) returned to Dundee, but only on his way to St Andrew's, to which he had been strongly urged to return with the view of following up the impression created at his first visit, and where he again preached to immense audiences, and with very marked tokens of the divine blessing, both in the parish church and Independent chapel. "To many,” says an old disciple, whose name will long be fragrant in the city and neighbourhood of St. Andrews, “that season, I trust, was the birth-time of their souls, and to believers a time of great revival and refreshment. To me, it was a feast of fat things, and I trust of great blessing. Certainly, I never heard the gospel message so clearly preached, so unfettered, so unbeclouded; and as faith cometh by hearing, so faith came to my soul, and, out of obscurity, I saw and felt the love of God in a way so melting and so overflowing as to make me weep. May I never lose the impression produced by that sermon from these words: "He that believeth doth enter into rest" and another also from Mr Wight — "Hold fast the beginning of your confidence steadfast unto the end." What an exhibition of the fulness and freeness and completeness of salvation to the believing soul! 'Doubting Castle’ was quite demolished; every chain struck off; closed lips opened to shout for joy, and sing praise to our redeeming God.” . . .

'Memoir of the Rev W C Burns', by Horatius Bonar, pages 93-4.

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