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Y DEFFROAD CREFYDDOL.

BISHOP OWEN AND THE REVIVAL.

THE REVIVAL. IS IT REAL?

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THE REVIVAL. IS IT REAL? On Sunday the Rev. Joseph Jones, M.A., a Congregationalist minister at Sutton, delivered two very interesting addresses to crowded and appreciative audiences on the above subject. In the morning the subject was The Revival: is it real ? And in the evening, Some of its characteristics." Needless to say that Mr. Jones (himself a Welshman) spoke in the most appreciative manner of this great Welsh move- ment. He did not intend to deal with Mr. Evan Roberts, and others, who were prominent in this movement": they were only incidents in'the great Revival, but still incidents in God's hand to do the work. The how," the when and the where" of the origin, no man could tell, but he believed that the secret of the whole was in the love of the Welsh people for the Bible, for in their prayers ignorant Welsh colliers spoke the beautiful and classical language of the purest Welsh as it is in the "grand old Book." What were the characteristics of the "Re- vival ?" They were a closer communion of a nation with the Unseen, the uplifting of a whole people, the moral elevation of a nation, the awakening of the national conscience. In fact, religion entered into the daily lives of the people it made them reverent, it made them sober, and out of the brutal and the ignorant it made ladies and gentlemen." In his concluding remarks the speaker warned the Church that on the great drink question they must realise their responsibility, making a powerful and an eloquent appeal to his hearers for earnest prayer and renewed effort for spiritual awakening. The addresses were delivered with the dramatic force of a powerful conviction of the true inwardness of this great Revival. Welshmen, said the speaker, were imaginative and emotional, and these characteristics of our nation were guided by the Holy Spirit to do great things, and he looks for still greater blessings. "Cartref," Sutton. J- S. T.

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