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Evan Roberts at Hirwain.

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Evan Roberts at Hirwain. Missioner Collapses. Hirwain being less than three miles dis- tant from Trecynon, where the revival fire was first kindled in Glamorgan, it was but natural that his second visit to the district should be looked forward to with the keen- est expectation. For some time very fervid prayer meetings had been held in the various places of worship in Hirwain, and the religious hearth was kept well aglow in anticipation of Mr Evan Roberts' visit. Early on Wednesday people began pouring into the quiet village from all directions. Mr Roberts did not appear until the mid- day train arrived. He was accompanied by Miss Maggie Davies and Miss Mary Davies. A very stirring service commenced at Tabernacle Chapel at 2 p.m. In order to avoid a rush, it was made known only to a few that the missioner was to attend that chapel, and services were arranged in all the other places of worship. Shortly before three Mr Roberts arrived at Tabernacle. [n a very short time the place was aflame. Above the volume of song could be heard the agonised cries of someone or other wrestling with God in prayer, while another would recite a hymn or a Scriptural passage in obedience to his spiritual impulses. The whole proceedings assumed the spontaneity which has characterised the meetings every- where, and Mr Roberts made no attempt to stem the flow of fervour. However, noticing that many people were inclined to stare when certain supplicants were engaged in prayer, he began to admonish the congrega- tion thus :â" If you want to keep lip the feeling, avoid curiosity. The Spirit of God is here, and will make itself still more felt if you banish curiosity once for all. When anyone rises to pray, to speak, or sing, don't look at him or her. There are two great dangers if you do. You lose your own fer- vency of spirit, and God loses the glory. Since November last I have heard many ,prayers, but I have never looked at one of the supplicants." A reclaimed vagrant gave a most vivid and pathetic narration of his adventures as a prodigal son. He had scorned his father's house, but had been touched by the Spirit, and had eventually returned to his father's roof-tree. The missioner spoke again on the impera- tiveness of unconditional obedience to the Spirit. He told the children in the con- gregation to be at home in the meeting, and do just as they liked. It was the prompting of the Spirit, who had solved for them the problem of what to do with the children. He again insisted upon each one asking the Spirit to bend him or her, adding that if they would not bend here they would have to bend in eternity. If God's love in this world would not bring them to their knees. his anger in the next world would. Taber- nacle, which is a spacious edifice, was full in every nook and cranny. THE AGONIES OF GETHSEMANE. A PATHETIC SCENE. The information leaked out that Mr Evan Roberts would attend the meeting at Ramoth in the evening, and the result was that the place was packed by five o'clock. About 7.30 he arrived. He dwelt on the agonies of Christ in Gethsemane and by so doing worked himself into such a climax of emo- tion that his whole frame vibrated visibly. The congregation then sang Wrth gofio'i ruddfanau yn yr ardd with sublime pathos. Mr Roberts essayed to speak again, but his feelings overcame him, and he fell prostrate on the floor of the pulpit. He remained in that posture for a long time, concealed from the view of the congregation, but his sob- bing could be distinctly heard above the songs of praises mingled with a little sensa- tional hubbub, Eventually the missioner got up, and explained that he had just ex- perienced one of the hardest trials of his life. A VOICE FROM THE CONGO. At Bethel C.M. chapel, the converted actor, a coloured man from Africa, gave the story of his regeneration. He advised all young people to keep away from the theatre. It was a damnable place. He related how he had been insulted by a man in Porth. He was attending the meetings in order to catch the fever so that he might take it back with him to Africa, to his kindred, who bowed down to wood and stone. Some fer- vent prayers that the African might catch the infection were offered. Popular revival songs were sung, and after a few words by Mr David Evans, an orderly, but very devotional meeting, was closed at an early hour. For hours a large crowd might be seen standing at the portals of Ramoth, vainly endeavouring to get admission. Fainting women were continually being carried out, but the out-goers bad to combat the im- petuous onrush of the in-goers who besieged the lobby. There was a great deal of pushing and not a little tumult, and angry words were occasionally exchanged The G.W.R. platform was thronged with people returning to Aberdare, Aberaman. Cwmaman, Cwmbach, and all directions. They commenced singing some of the favourite revival lyrics, and in almost every compartment in the train could be heard the strains of Throw out the life- line," and other songs. The singing was continued with unabated -1 hwyl at Aber- dare station. ,¡

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