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meetings at the parish church, and in the evening another meeting in the Castle Park. On the following day there was a conference in the Congregational Chapel, and other meetings were held.

About the middle of July Tain was visited, and Mr. Moody preached to a very large congregation in the Free Church ; and at Elgin, a few ys afterwards, he preached in the Parish Church at Elgin, and in the evening of the same day an open-air meeting was held on Ladyhill, which was, literally speaking, one huge black mass.

For about an hour or so before the time of meeting a perfect stream of people kept pouring onwards up the High-street towards the hill. Ere the hour had arrived, the crowd had grown densely large. There were between 7000 and 8000 persons present. After the open-air meeting there were meetings at the Parish Church and the Free High Church. Keith was also visited.

On the 17th of August, at the pressing request of a large number of those who had taken part in the evangelistic work set agoing in Aberdeen some months before through the labours of Messrs. Moody and Sankey, Mr. Moody paid a farewell visit to Aberdeen, and addressed several meetings, at the same time taking occasion to urge on to greater zeal those who were engaged in the good work.

On the day before, an open-air evangelistic service was held on Craig Castle lawn, conducted by Mr. Moody, who had been for a few days the guest of J. S. Gordon, Esq., of Craig. The weather in the early part of the day was very unpropitious, heavy showers descending, with brief intervals, until four p.m., when the rain ceased, and it continued fair during the evening. The wet detained not a féw at their homes, no doubt, but most of those who canie seemed to have determined to be present in any case; and by five o'clock a very large company_especially taking into account the thinly-peopled districts from which they had gathered—had assembled on the beautiful lawn in front of the castle. Every valley and hamlet within a radius of ten miles sent its company in gig, cart, or afoot, until at five o'clock about 2500 people stood on the lawn. Standing in an open carriage placed near a towering tree, the preacher spoke for nearly an hour from the parable of the marriage-feast. A very marked impression was produced.

Mr. Moody took his farewell of Scotland at Inverness on the 27th of August, when a convention was held. Mr. Sankey was prevented from being present, much to his own regret and that of all the audience


who filled the Established Church, in which the meeting was held. It was an “ All-day Meeting,” each hour being devoted to a special subject; and thus ends this nine months' wonderful work-wonderful for the incessant physical and mental labour, but far more for the spiritual results which have attended the visit of Mr. Moody and Mr. Sankey to Scotland. The Rev. Dr. Brown, of Aberdeen, the Rev. A. N. Somerville, the Rev. Dr. Thomson, of Edinburgh, the Rev. W. M. Howie, of Govan, and several other ministers and gentlemen, addressed the meeting and related their experience. Mr. Moody said that in considering what should be the subject for the Bible-reading, he thought what was it he wanted most himself. When nine months ago he came to Scotland a perfect stranger, he felt utterly powerless, and could only have been sustained by the Holy Spirit's help; now when he was going to Ireland he felt just the same ; and if he attempted to go there resting upon the grace given for Scotland he should fail. He needed a fresh anointing for this new servicc. He then referred to many Scriptures relating to the Holy Spirit, showing that there is a special baptism for service, without which we must fail; we must be endued with power from on high. The whole of this address was touching in the extreme. There were few dry eyes; and aged grey-headed ministers, as well as others in the strength and prime of life who surrounded him, were greatly moved. Mr. Moody thanked the ministers, the press, the whole people of Scotland, for the kindness and consideration he had received from them, and, almost broken down, concluded in a prayer full of tenderness, and gratitude and love.

After the Convention at Inverness, Mr. Moody, with a company of friends, went down the Caledonian Canal to Oban, and there, on Friday the 28th, gave as address with much apparent blessing in the United Presbyterian Church. There had been much preparatory work in the town, not only in the open-air meetings, but also in other special services; and in the two preceding months the Rev. II. Bonar and the Rev. A. Bonar had ministered the Word in the Free Church. From Oban Mr. Moody went to Campbeltown, by way of Tarbert, on Loch Fyne, and remained from the 29th till the 3rd September, when he left for Rothesay, taking the Tarbert route, and staying on his way at the house of the Rev. W. Mackinnon at Ballinakill, where many were gathered from various parts of Kintyre to meet him. His work at Campbeltown was deeply interesting,

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and was crowned with remarkable blessing. He commenced on Sunday the 30th by three services; speaking first to workers, then on the blind, and lastly on the grand command, “Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” The result after that last address was most striking. Upwards of fifty stood up to ask to be prayed for, and to declare their desire to be Christians The meeting bad been overcrowded, and some went to the Drill-ball, where the gospel was preached by willing helpers; but in the great after-meeting in the church, all were united, and it was felt to be a time of wonderful enlargement and power. On the three following days the interest was deepened at successive meetings.


The visit of Messrs. Moody and Sankey to Ireland was looked forward to with great interest. It was fully expected that the Proti stants of the North of Ireland would warmly welcome them, but there was some uncertainty as to the reception they might meet with from the Catholics in other districts. Any anticipations of disturbance, however, or even of opposition, were not realized. In Ireland and elsewhere the sincerity and earnestness of the evangelists, the entire freedom from the least taint of sectarianism, disarmed opposition, and secured them the respect of members of all churches.

On the morning of Sunday, the 6th September, the first meeting was held in Dougall-square Chapel, at the early hour of eight. The meeting was exclusively of Christian workers. Long before the hour vamed, the chapel was crowded with an earnest, prayerful company of waiting Christians. The meeting was conducted in the usual way by Messrs. Moody and Sankey. Mr. Moody struck the key-note of entire devotedness to, and unwearied labour for, the Lord Jesus. All present seemed, in silent prayer, to lay themselves upon the altar afresh, as living sacrifices to the service of God. The second meeting was advertised to meet at 11.30, in Fisherwick-place spacious church. The desire to hear had crowded the church long before that hour, many going away unable to obtain admission. Mr. Sankey led the praise. Mr. Moody chose as his subject, “ Love." The impression upon the minds of multitudes was very deer.

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Still a third meeting remained, advertised to be held at 7 p.m., in the largest church in Belfast, capable of holding 2000. It is considered that not above one-fourth of the people who crowded the streets around the building were able to gain admission.

The daily prayer-meeting was commenced in Dougall-street Chapel, on Monday at twelve. The chapel was so over-crowded, it was deemed advisable to adjourn next day to a more capacious building, capable of holding 1400 people. On Monday evening the evangelistic meeting was held in Rosemary-street Church. It was, we believe, a most blessed and fruitful one. But the crowds were so grcat, and causing such inconvenience, as to induce Mr. Moody to alter his plans somewhat, and during the succeeding days of the week he held a meeting at two p.m., exclusively for women, in Fisherwick-place Church, capable of holding 1400 people and upwards, and a meeting in the evening in the other church exclusively for men.

A meeting for children, presided over by Mr. Sankey, was very interesting, and special meetings for inquirers and professing Christians were also held. On Sunday, the 20th of September, the evangelists addressed a meeting consisting of no less than 20,000 persons, and had about 1700 personal applications for instruction and guidance. On the 8th of October there was an enormous meeting in the

Mr. Moody addressed the vast multitude from the words, “ I pray thee have me excused.” He exposed the miserable pretences by wbich sinners impose upon themselves in refusing a present offer of present blessedness. The address seemed to strike with convicting power many consciences.

On Saturday, the 10th of October, a visit was fixed to Londonderry, but Belfast was revisited for a few days. At Londonderry, where three services were held, besides inquiry-meetings, we read :

“ With regard to the audiences, they were thoroughly representative. Young and old of all classes, not only of the inhabitants of Derry, but of the surrounding districts, for miles around, attended. Excursion trains on the Irish North-Western Railway and Northern Counties Railway brought many into the town, while hundreds walked and drove many miles, in order to be present at the meetings. The attendances steadily increased to the close, and as the last of the services apj roached, there seemed to be a general expression of regret on the part of all interested. A noticeable incident

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in connection with the meetings was the large number of clergymen who were present at them. The prevailing characteristic of all the meetings was intense carnestness and solemnity, but without any undue excitement. The services seemed to awaken the liveliest interest in the public mind, and to produce a marked impression. The inquiry-meetings after the first night were well attended, large numbers of both sexes remaining for conversation aud prayer with Mr. Moody and the Christian workers who were admitted (by ticket) to converse with the anxious."

The principal meetings in Dublin were held in the Exhibition Palace, and in the Metropolitan Hall. A general prayer-meeting, preparatory to commencing these special evangelistic services, was held in the Metropolitan Hall, on Saturday, the 17th of October. It was quite full, though capable of accommodating more than 2000 people. The clergy of all the evangelical churches worked cordially together, without the least shade of envy or party spirit, all feeling that they are workers in the same holy cause.

Messrs. Moody and Sankey held their first services on Sunday the 25th of October, in the Exhibition Palace. It has been estimated that, at the first service at four o'clock, from 12,000 to 15,000 persons were gathered there. Moody addresscd the vast concour3) from the text, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature” (Mark xvi. 16). Every day during the week there was a prayer-meeting at the Metropolitan Hall, and there were evening services at the Exhibition Palace.

Messrs. Moody and Sankey were entertained at a public breakfast by a large number of clergymen, and professional and mercantile gentlemen of all religious denominations, who embraced thai opportunity of expressing their confidence in them, and their sympathies with the evangelistic services conducted by them in Dublin. Two of the largest rooms in the Shelbourne Hotel were completely filled by the company, which numbered about 200, and included the following ministers :—The Rev. F. Dowling, Rev. Dr. Marrable, Rev. Dr. M.Carthy, Rev. Dr. Neligan, Rev. Dr. Craig, Rev. E. Nangle, Rev. M. Bradshaw, Rev. J. Fletcher, Rev. G. Drought, Rev. H. Halahan, Rev. W. G. Carroll, liev. II. Finlayson, Rev. A. Windle, Rev. J. Clare, Rev. W. Guinness, Rev. J. Wallace, Rev. T. Kennedy. Among the Presbyterian clergymen were—Rev. Dr. Kirkpatrick, Rev. W. F. Stevenson, Rev. Hamilton Magee, Rev.


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