Welsh Revivals of 1859 and 1904
The revivals of 1859 and 1904 in Wales stand as powerful examples, marked by a commitment to prayer, bold preaching for repentance within the church, and a community-wide spiritual awakening. During this time, churches were packed, crime rates and other social ills decreased dramatically, and nominalism and dead orthodoxy were replaced by passionate love for Jesus. This documentary traces the origins of the revival, introduces us to its leaders, and follows its lasting impact upon the world.
- Item number: 501399D
- Media type: DVD
- Running Time: 30 Min
- Region: All
- Production Year: 2010
Throughout history there have been times when the light of the Gospel has shone especially bright. The revivals of 1859 and 1904 in Wales stand as powerful examples. Marked by a commitment to prayer and bold preaching for repentance inside and outside of the church, the Welsh revivals “ran through the (Welsh) mountains like fire through thatch,” as one commentator describes it.
During this outpouring of the Spirit, churches were packed, streets were filled with believers singing hymns, and crime rates and drunkenness decreased dramatically. Prayer meeting routinely ran late into the night, and attendees were often seen either crying over their brokenness or shouting for joy at God’s grace as nominalism and dead orthodoxy were replaced by passionate love for Jesus. This phenomenon was highly publicized by the press as the spiritual awakening impacted all of Welsh life. Widescreen.
This documentary traces the origins of the revival, introduces us to its leaders such as Dafydd Morgan and Thomas Charles Edwards, and follows its lasting impact upon the world and on world missions.