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THE REVIVAL. MEETING AT HEN-DY-CWRDD. In accordance with a resolution last Sunday week, a revival meeting was held at Hen-Dy-Cwrdd on Tuesday evening last. A good number attended, though the building was not full. The set fawr was occu- pied by Revs R. J. Jones, M.A., pastor; J. Grawys Jones, Ebenezer; T. Robinson, Abercynon, and D. Rees, Bridgend. A letter from Rev Cynog Williams, Mill Street Chapel, was read, which stated that he had been unable to attend. The meeting throughout was entirely free from any of the scenes and dramatic inci- dents such as have occurred in the-other places of worship at Trecynon. The service. however, was deeply devotional, and there was not a discordant note struck from beginning to end. Rev J. Grawys Jones addressed the meeting, and related some of his experiences at the Revival meetings attended by him. Then the Rev R. J. Jones asked those who were members of any Christian Church to stand. The bulk of the congregation stood up. Those who were not members, but who had felt a quickening of the spirit by the revival movement, were then asked to stand, and six persons rose to their feet. Someone on the gallery then broke out to sing "Throw out the life-line," and the congregation joined. A person came forward and recited very effectively Yr Aberth." Rev David Rees then spoke and impressed upon the gathering the importance of obey- ing the promptings of the Holy Spirit. The present revival wave had made him realise more than ever that men were brothers. Christ taught the brotherhood of man. Mr Rees went on to describe an incident which happened on Christmas day. He was cycling towards Nottage, when he overtook two tramps very ragged in appearance. He alighted and learned that these two men were on their way to Swansea. He did not inquire what was their past life-possibly they were perfect wasters-but he knew they were his brothers. So he gave each one a coin, shook them heartily by the hand, wished them a merry Christmas, and told them he would very much like to see them in a better condition. The revival, proceeded the speaker, had more and more revealed to him and to others the gospel of love as taught by Jesus Christ. If every soul, however degraded, was of infinite value to the great God, surely they were deserving of the attention and love of each other. When Mr Rees sat down, the Rev R. J. Jones, with a voice full of emotion, gave out a Welsh hymn, which was sung with fer- vency by the congregation. A man on the gallery prayed, and thanked God that in this great movement sectarian bitterness had almost vanished. A woman then recited a hymn and another woman prayed very fervently for the descent of the Spirit, The Rev T. Robinson, Abercynon, refer- ring to remarks by some critics that the Revival was a flash in the pan, said that its duration had now proven that that was not so. But granted that it was a flash, it must be admitted that it had set many people on the right road. The rev. gentle- man related how a man had lost his way home one dark night. He did not know which way to turn. Suddenly there came a lightning's flash, which lighted up the whole place just for a moment. This was enough. He perceived his path and pro- ceeded homeward. At 10 o'clock, the Rev. R. J. Jones brought a very helpful service to a close by giving out the hymn, Dan Dy fendith wrth ymadael." A PRAYER MEETING WITH THE GIPSIES. Well Wisher" sends the following:— Last Saturday night prayer meetings were held in Penywain. They were conducted by Trecynonites in two gipsy caravans, Miss Kate Rowlands leading in one and Miss Agnes M. James in the other. The Revival- ists received a hearty welcome. There was a striking incident in one van when Miss A. James asked one of the gipsies if he would pray, and he replied that he did not know the way. She promptly went on her knees, asking him to do the same, and taught him a short prayer. Miss James then sang in a sweet voice, Tell mother I'll be there," the others joining in the chorus. They all confessed Christ, and listened with great eagerness, After both meetings came to a close the gipsies sang What a friend we have in Jesus." The hymn had been taught them by the ladies present. On departing the last words heard were Come again soon." It is a great pity that more of this work is not done. We have people near our doors who are without Christ. Awake, Christians, and follow the example of the Trecynonites, thus winning the world to God. NEW YEAR'S EVE SCENES. It was amid the most exciting scenes that the New Year was ushered in at Cwm- aman. Hooters sounded, bells rang, and choirs sang, A large prayer meeting took place before one of the large public houses, and created a large amount of opposition, A counter meeting, consisting of the singing of comic songs, whistling, etc., was held. A few of the opposers have since been con- verted amidst great rejoicing. CWMAMAN SUBMERGED. The revival wave shows no sign of reach- ing its springtide in Cwmaman. The meet- ings at the various churches are largely attended and show significant results. Various secular organisations have had to abandon their meetings for the timer and the chief topic is the revival. The forth- coming visit of Mr Evan Roberts is eagerly anticipated. Prayer meetings were held all day Sunday in most of the churches, and the harvest of souls, far exceeded the most sanguine expectations. The meetings at Seion Welsh Baptist Chapel on Sunday afternocn and evening were memorable ones, amongst the equirers being persons who had been hearers at the church for over 30 years. Meetings are held every evening, and remarkable conversions are still going on. The effect of the Spiritual atmosphere is felt all through the neighbourhood. Texts are chalked on the brattice doors underground and on trams. Riders ex. change religious greetings through tele- phones.

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