THE WELSH REVIVAL.
TO THE EDITOR,
Sib,—By way of criticism oE the article re-published from the " Chronicle " iv last night's Guardian, it may be stated that I the Rsv H. Elvot Lewis, a well-known Welsh minister, has contributed an article to the " British Weekly " almost; every weak since the revival started. No man is more competent to note its progress, to criticise any irregularities, and to give a \ reliable and intelligent account of what ! has transpired. In the last article to han J, June let, Mr Lewis says ;—" One cannot help wondering more and more when will Wales cease to be a foreign country to the ordinary newspaper correspondent ? It cannot be due in most instances to any definite purpose to misrepresent; it must be due to some fatal skill in misreading. Hera—that is in London—it is breathed abroad that the Revival has declined, in Wales itself I have not yet found a district where the essential heart of the Revival does not beat as strongly as ever." "But it is necessary and reasonable to distinguish. There are country districts so thoroughly reaped, that, the romance of converts can' not to-day be what it was two or three months ago. The Revival today permeateti, where a few weeks ago it blazed. Mr Evan Roberts has been silent for some weeks ; and after the excellent copy supplied by sime of his Liverpool meetings, there is a dearth." To the Congregational Union Mr Lewis said:—" Not only had the rivers o£ the national life in Wales oversowed thair banka s bafc the source had had been changed." It iB true that Mr Evan Roberts has been received with extraordinary veneration and enthusiasm by all elapses of his countrymon.but the practically unanimous testimony of his friends is that be has kept himself well in ban<3, and bag
come through a tremendous ordeal with Christian humility, self restraint, and wisdom.—l am, etc., Geo. B, iNGiiis, July loth.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6622, 15 July 1905
THE WELSH REVIVAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6622, 15 July 1905
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