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CHRISTIAN AUTHORS,

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INTRODUCTORY ESSAYS.

No. 67.

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NARRATIVE

OF THE

REVIVAL OF RELIGION

AT

KILSYTH, CAMBUSLANG, AND OTHER PLACES,

IN 1742,

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REV. ROBERT BUCHANAN,
MINISTER OF THE TRON CHURCH, GLASGOW,

GLASGOW:
WILLIAM COLLINS, SOUTH FREDERICK STREET.

EDINBORGH : OLIVER & BOYD, WM. WHYTE & co.,

JOHN JOHNSTONE, AND WM. OLIPHANT & son.
BELFAST: WM. M'COMB. DUBLIN: WM. CURRY, JUN. & co.
LONDON: WHITTAKER & co., HAMILTON, ADAMS, & co.,
AND SIMPKIN, MARSHALL, & co.

1840.

WILLIAM COLLINS & CO , PRINTERS, GLASGOW.

INTRODUCTORY ESSAY.

THERE is something cheering and delightful in the very word Revival. It calls up to the mind a crowd of associations, all of them of the most pleasing and exhilarating kind. If used with reference to the human frame, it suggests the idea of returning health: of pain giving place to ease, and weakness to strength: of fear yielding to hope, and anxiety to joy. If used with reference to public affairs, it presents a picture of returning prosperity: of confidence restored, and commerce flowing again into its wonted channels : of industry rewarded and comfort diffused: of want and discontent, and all those other evils which the previous stagnation and disorder had produced, disappearing from the land. If used with reference to nature itself, it fills the imagination with sweet thoughts of spring: a brighter sun quickening all things, out of the decay and dreariness of winter, into life and loveliness once more: the desolate fields putting on their verdant mantle: the leafless woods bursting forth into fresh and fragrant foliage, and made tuneful with the voice of birds: the bright ploughshare glancing between the opening furrows

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