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THE NEW YORK
A&TOR, LENOX AND
LAKE SHORE PRES6.
ROUSES POINT, NEW YORK,
This volume is issued in compliance with numerous and repeated requests for the publication in permanent and popular form, of Mr. D. L. Moody's Addresses at the Hippodrome, in this city. The reports, which are from the stenographic notes taken only for THE TRIBUNE, have been carefully revised and corrected, and are believed to constitute the only complete and adequate publication of Mr. Moody's Sermons either in this country or in England.
NEW YORK, April, 1876.
PUBLISHER'S NOTICE. This volume needs no introduction. It is the Gospel, plainly, earnestly, and effectively proclaimed. The multitudes who have listened to Mr. Moody's soul-stirring appeals, and his presentation of “ The Way, the Truth and the Life” in our own and other lands, furnish a sufficient evidence of his wonderful power as an evangelist.
These evangelistic services have, indeed, proved “ Times of refreshing” not only to individuals, but to churches and whole communities, and from these services it is not unreasonable to predict that their influence will be universally felt and recognized by the future historian as modern pentecosts.
These discourses are not mere sketches or outlines, but from full verbatim reports.
THE TRIBUNE made special efforts to secure them correctly, by employing a corps of the most expert stenographers (frequently having four in attendance at one time) a difficult task which but few reporters could and many
would not attempt, Mr. Moody frequently speaking at the rate of two hundred and thirty words per minute.
The sermons comprised in this work were all delivered in the New York Hippodrome in February, March, and April, 1876. We mention this fact to avoid confusion on the part of many who might, under a different impression, secure copies of the reprint of Mr. Moody's sermons delivered in England.
The value of this work to Pastors and Christian workers is greatly enhanced by a full and accurate index to the anecdotes and illustrations with which Mr. Moody's discourses abound.
The attendance upon the services of Messrs. Moody and Sankey-the latter of whom sang the Gospel while the former preached it-has been unprecedented. It is carefully estimated that the average daily attendance has exceeded twelve thousand, and on many occasions thousands were unable to gain admission.
This volume goes forth as a silent preacher of glad tidings to the thousands who failed to hear Mr. Moody at the Brooklyn Rink, the old Depot in Philadelphia, and the New York Hippodrome ; and to the tens of thousands throughout the land who have heard of the power and influence of these revival services. With the hope that these sermons and “talks" may prove “Glad Tidings" to multitudes, they are sent out upon their errand of love and mercy.
E. B. T.