Within these fifty years there have been five or six very great awakenings: a land of darkness and of the shadow of death hath seen great light: but oh, may we live to see still greater things! . . . I am persuaded, that unless we are favoured with frequent revivals, and a strong, powerful work of the Spirit of God, we shall, in a great degree, degenerate, and only have a ‘name to live’: religion will soon lose its vigour; the ministry will hardly retain its lustre and glory; and iniquity will, of consequence, abound.
Thomas Charles, 1792
Published by The Heath Christian Trust