Welsh Revival

Its Origin and Development

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Weight 0.36 lbs
Dimensions 7.13 × 4.75 × 0.5 in
page-count

168

Banner Pub Date

Jul 1, 1989

topic

19th Century

Original Pub Date

1860

Format

Book

binding

Paperback

isbn

9780851516851

Book Description

This rare book- published in 1860 as the first comprehensive account of the 1859 revival in Wales- holds a primary place in the authentic records of periods of remarkable spiritual recovery and growth. The author was an eye witness of much that he records, and he also gives the testimony of other contemporary observers from all parts of Wales. They all shared the conviction that ‘the Almighty is opening the sluices of grace and pouring out streams of blessings on the churches of all denominations’.

1859 was unmistakeably a time of profound emotion and of extraordinary numbers of professed converts but the author is not pre-occupied with these things. His greater concern is to show the marks of true Christianity in a time of revival and, pre-eminently, the moral change which is to be found in every true convert: ‘They are told that excitement is not conversion and that whatever confidence they may have it is a delusion unless it is accompanied by hatred of sin, and a renunciation of it in every shape and form’.

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PRELIMINARY OBSERVATIONS.
Eventful Days-Best Feature of All-The True Explanation-Need of a Revival Felt-Expressed in Prayer-“Union is Strength” Prayer-Meetings, United, General-The Blessing Granted ­The Great Topic-America-England-Scotland-Ireland­-Sweden-Wales-Joy and Gratitude, 1-5
CHAPTER I.
ORIGIN, PROGRESS, AND EXTENT.
Small Beginnings-Plinlimmon-Banks of the Ystwyth-Humphrey Jones-David Morgan-The Minister Awakened-First Efforts-Character of Instruments-The Successful Preacher-Previous Awakenings-Penmaen-mawr, &c.-Trevecca College-Remarkable Meeting-Tutor and Students-Progress of the Revival-Fresh Instruments-Spreads through all the Counties-Embraces All-old Dissenters-Modern-Parish Churches­-Thanks, 6-17
CHAPTER II.
SCENES OF REVIVAL-SOUTH WALES.
CARDIGANSHIRE: Two Clergymen-Term “Church” Explained-Aberystwyth-Tregaron-Taking Down the Signs-Market-day-Prayer-Meeting-Rev. T. Edwards-“Something Awfully Strong”-“Shot by the Truth”-A Young Man-Three Thousand Added-Rev. W. Evans-Externals and Internals-“A Happy Change”-Striking Characteristics-Young People­Family Religion-Fruits-Ven. Archdeacon Hughes. CARMARTHENSHIRE: “Three Thousand”-“More of God”-Rev. O. Thomas at Cilycwm-Only Half-a-Dozen Left-Gleanings­ Notice to the “Old Master”-Notorious Sinners-Head of a Family-The Large Farmer-Office-bearers Awakened-Vicar of Llandilo-A Man “Brought to his Knees”-Rev. D. C. Jones-Two Hundred in Three Months-Different from Former Revivals-The Temperance Movement. GLAMORGANSHIRE: Llanharan-Day for Special Prayer-Six Hundred and Fifty Candidates-Vale of Glamorgan-Iron Districts-Hirwaen Common-Aberdare-Swansea-London Journals Burnt. BRECKNOCKSHIRE: Llanwrtyd-Prayer-Meeting in the Dingle-“There it is”-Publican’s Children-The Churches Doubled-Brecon College-Cwmcamlais-“Every Day a Sabbath.” PEMBROKESHIRE: The Two Languages-Tide Advancing-Trevine. RADNORSHIRE: Home Missionaries-Rhayader-Penybont­ Ringleader Converted-Presteign-First Symptoms-Extra­ordinary Meetings-Anxious Inquirers-Stansbateh-A Hus­band’s Prayer Answered-Little Girl and her Father-Strength of the Church. MONMOUTHSHIRE: Iron and Colliery Dis­tricts-Welsh Congregational Churches-Blessed Effects­-Additions, 18-46
CHAPTER III.
SCENES OF REVIVAL-NORTH WALES.
MERIONETHSHIRE: Rev. D. Edwards-Festiniog-Distressed Quarrymen-Mountain Meeting-Maentwrog-United Prayer-Meeting-Open-air Services-Character of the Revival-Blessed Result-St David’s, Festiniog-Effects of Annual Meeting-More Meetings on the Mountain-Rev. J. Jones-Handbill-Majority Religious-A Wife’s Prayers-Rev. R. Parry’s Testimony-Converts Steadfast-Bala-The Two Colleges-Studies Suspended-Public-Houses-Rev. R. Williams-Four Thousand Added. MONTGOMERYSHIRE: Aberhosan-Prayer-Meetings Popular­-Full Chapel, Empty Streets-Sammah-Cemmaes-Rapidly Spreading-“Nailed to the Floor”-Llanfyllin-The Police Officer-Prayer for a Drunken Father-The Ninth of January Llangynog-Llanbrynmair-Pennant-Under-ground Prayer­-Meetings. DENBIGHSHIRE: Denbigh-Character of the Revival-External Circumstances-The Revival Tree-“I am Arrested”-Selling a Gun to Buy a Shawl. FLINTSHIRE: Holywell-The Dinner Hour- “Rocks Within Rocks”-Mostyn-Effects of the Revival-Rhyl-Six different Prayer-Meetings-“Fresh Glory,” CARNARVONSHIRE: The Movement General-Rev. D. Griffiths-Waunfawr-Cwm-y-glo-Meeting on the Mountain-A Field Meeting-Portmadoc-Llandinorwig-Pennant Slate-Quarries-Religion the Great Topic-Pwllhely-Bangor-“Rejoice with Trembling,” ANGLESEA: Revival Spreading-Newborough-­Llangefni-Market-day Prayer-Meeting-Holyhead-Ministers Returning from Ireland-Scene in a Chapel-Gaerwen-Prayer in School-Additions-Amlwch-Beaumaris-“The Finger of God”-Deaf and Dumb Youth, 47-80
CHAPTER IV.
The Standard Fixed-The Church Awakened-Unity of the Church Demonstrated-Stumbling block Removed-Fuston-Large Additions-Approximate Number-All the Hearers become Members-Who are the Converts?-Candid Confession-Cases of Conversion-The Gamekeeper-Family Worship-Try ­John’s First Attempt-Temperance-‘rippling Habits-Con­sumption of Ale and Spirits-The Casks Emptied into the River-Taking Down the Sign-board-Public-Houses Closed ­Only One Cause-Carnarvon Fair-Loss of Twelve Pounds every Month-More Cases of Remarkable Conversions-Skin­ner Street Prayer-Meeting-A Convert Tried-Answer to Prayer-Ebbw Vale-Son of a Widow-Libanus-Something Worse than Scolding-One who Laughed at the Prayers of his Mother-Saul of Tarsus Imitated, 81-103
CHAPTER V.
GENERAL EFFECTS.
Tests-Testimony of a Clergyman-Rev. W. Herbert-Another Clergyman-Goginan Lead-Mines-Llanddeiniol-Gogerddan Races-Frcngoch-Under-ground Prayer-Meetings-Twelfth of July Nantglyn Llangernyw-Barmouth-Festiniog-Dolgelley-“Five Shillings and Costs”-Llanddeiniolen-Carnarvon Fair-Llanberis-Llanllechid-Penmachno-Bangor, Bethesda, &c-Party Spirit-Delight in Prayer-Gift of Prayer­Pentre’r-dwr-Caergeiliog-Llangefni- Glan Alun’s Facts- A Gentleman’s Testimony, 104-118
CHAPTER VI.
PRINCIPAL FEATURES.
Weak Things Chosen-Means not Miracles-Absence of Great Names-Universality-Truth Sanctioned-Prayer-Its Place Understood-Rev. Dr Edwards-Rev. E. Jones-Rev. W. Evans-Rev. T. Edwards-The Lay Element-The Aggressive Principle-The Command to Go-Welsh Colleges-Denbigh­Morlais Castle-Drinking and Fighting-Praying Lads Conquering-Out-door Services-Dancing-Shoes and Boxing-Gloves Sold-Testament Bought-Physical Manifestations-Strong Convictions-Loud Rejoicing-Mighty Truths-Royal Charter “Fire! Fire!”-Realities-Excesses not Encouraged, 119-130
CHAPTER VII.
CONCLUDING REMARKS.
“The Lord is Abroad”-Objections Stated and Answered-Pro­phets of Evil-Great Majority Steadfast-Responsibility of Ministers-Provision for Future Exigencies, 131-134
I. The Author’s Postscript after a Tour in Cardiganshire, 135-141
II. Letter from the Rev. David Charles, B.A. Principal of Trevecca College, Brecknockshire, 142-151

 

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