Llanrug (1859)

From Llanrug, near Carnarvon, we hear the following tidings:—" More than 140 persons have been added to us in one month, and although the great excitement does not continue, I trust we shall go on increasing." Later...

The Rev. Mr Griffith, in communicating information re­specting the awakening at Llanrug and Cwm-y-Glo, states the following facts

"The drunkards, swearers, and Sabbath-breakers are now seeking pardon from that merciful God whom they have offended, and are endeavouring to flee from the wrath to come. One hardened young man, who often got drunk, said to some of his companions that this wonderful work would not cause him to forsake his evil ways; but in less than half-an-hour he was seized with a feeling that caused him to cry out for mercy, or he would eternally perish. He is now amongst them a sinner saved through grace. Another young man said he would get something to drink, so as to be fit to persecute those of his acquaintances that he knew were assembled there. He approached the place and shouted, I am Saul of Tarsus coming to persecute you, lads;’ but before he left the place he became sober enough, and began to cry for mercy, and was laid low at the foot of the Cross."

From ‘The Welsh Revival’ by Thomas Phillips.

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