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WHERE ARE THE NINE? The Fruits of the Revival. There is a story in the Gospel which indicates pretty clearly what human nature was twenty centuries ago, and there are signs to-day in Wales (and elsewhere, of course) that it has not changed much in course of the centuries. The Gospel story is that Jesus saw ten men-healed lepers every one of them-standing fully conscious that they had been made perfectly whole. Nine of them went away altogether without the slightest expression of gratitude-one, on second thought, turned back and glorified God with a loud voice. I have just returned from my summer vacation in Wales-lovely Wales I had not seen its stately hills and peaceful dales for ten years. Yn Nghymru y mae bywyd iach Yn tawel fyned heibio- Yn myn'd 'run fath a'r gornant fach Er rhedeg-byth yn blino Mae rhedeg oes ddeng mlwydd o hyd Yn Llundain yn llawn digon, Ond nid yw canmlwydd yn ddim byd Ar lethrau bryniau Arfon. My desire to revisit the Principality was greatly intensified by what I had read during the last seven or eight months about the Revival and its effects on the general community. I had an ideal Wales imprinted upon my mind through reading and hearing of conversions by the hundred thousands, of vulgar frivolity having fled before the sound of sacred songs and praises, of empty public-houses and of full sanctuaries, and of the general mode and aspect of life having completely changed in both towns and villages. I was longing to see my native land in the light of this dawn of a new and blessed era in its history, but I was disappointed-grievously so- and I returned to London with my heart void of elation or thanksgiving. Let me state at once that I harbour in the depths of my nature a charity which thinketh no evil of my country, a faith which laughs at "impos- sibilities" where its religious independence is concerned, and, as far as Mr. Evan Roberts is concerned, it will suffice if I state that I regard him, or any other man who generates a new hope in the heart of his kind, as a benefactor to his country. I therefore claim for this letter the measure of freedom from prejudice usually accorded to the man who "went out" expecting to find some good thing and was disappointed. Hundreds of your London readers must have turned their faces towards Wales this summer harbouring hopes similar to mine, and it would be very interesting-if not instructive-were you to open your columns for them to relate their various impressions of the results of the Revival on those districts which they respectively visited. At Llandudno. My first Sunday was spent in Llandudno, and I was informed on reliable authority that there were some 20,000 visitors in the town at the time. I hurried in the morning to the C.M. Chapel anticipating a difficulty in obtain- ing admittance, but to my utter surprise the chapel was not, literally, half full! The pulpit was filled by one of the most popular preachers of the Hen Gorph, and a chaired bard to boot. In the evening I visited the Congregational Chapel, and the attendance there was much the same--say, two-thirds full. I was also dis- appointed at both chapels with what appeared to me to be the entire absence of the warmth and fervour which even London congregations have of late experienced on many occasions in the services. I was prepared to find in Wales the old spirit of "gorfoleddu" revived, and hwyl" in the pews as well as in the pulpit, but I found no symptoms of either-even the Amen" was not in evidence-it has dis- appeared in Wales, as it has in England, into the hymn-books. My second Sunday was spent at Llanberis, and here the same conditions prevailed. The chapels were, certainly, not half full. Here, I was forcibly reminded of London morning con- gregations. Barmouth and Aberystwyth. My third Sunday was spent at Barmouth, and my fourth at Aberystwyth. The same thin, miserable, unenthusiastic congregations prevailed in both towns. If anything, the latter town fell behind Llandudno in everything except in young men and women parading the front and conducting themselves more as if the day were a Bank Holiday than a Sunday. There were thousands of visitors in Aberystwyth that Sunday-possibly as many as at Llandudno when I was there I make bold to say that at both places six or seven thousands were Welsh people-(and this in addition to the ordinary population of the towns). At Aberystwyth, I went in the morning to hear the Chairman of the Welsh Congregational Union, at his own chapel, and here again the attendance was comparatively thin, and the service lukewarm. This chapel has an exceptionally commodious gallery, and I counted 28 in it/ Matters were worse, if anything, at the Baptist Chapel, where Dr. Morris ministered. "What is Wrong?" The Daily News has been asking What is Wrong ?" and it would be interesting if the LONDON WELSHMAN were to do likewise—con- fining the interrogation to the subject matter of this letter. It is a bold statement to make, but I have no hesitation in making it (because I am quite prepared to prove it), that both at Llandudno and Aberystwyth the public-houses were far better patronised on Saturday nights than the chapels were on Sundays. My candid opinion of the Llandudno and Aberystwyth Sundays is that they were but very slightly removed from the Continental Sunday, except that all business was suspended; in the holiday" sense, the Welsh Sunday in these two places during August lacked nothing else. I have put at the head of my letter a question which recurred to me often during these four Sundays in Wales. Where are the nine? Yes, where were the thousands the hundred thousand converts? Where were they? Cer- tainly not in the sanctuaries "glorifying God with a loud voice." Will any of your readers say What is wrong ? W. A. R. 16th September, 1905.
DR. JOHNSON once remarked to Boswell that "one of the castles in Wales would contain all that he had seen in Scotland."
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