“God has also seemed to have gone out of his usual way in the quickness of his work, and the swift progress his Spirit has made in his operations on the hearts of many. It is wonderful that persons should be so suddenly and yet so greatly changed. Many have been taken from a loose and careless way of living, and seized with strong convictions of their guilt and misery, and in a very little time ‘old things have passed away, and all things have become new with them’ (2 Corinthians 5:17).
God’s work has also appeared very extraordinary in the degrees of his influences; in the degrees both of awakening and conviction, and also in the degree of saving light, and love, and joy, that many have experienced. It has also been very extraordinary in the extent of it, and its being so swiftly propagated from town to town. . . .
When God in so remarkable a manner took the work into his own hands, there was as much done in a day or two as at ordinary times, with all endeavors that men can use, and with such a blessing as we commonly have, is done in a year.”
Faithful Narrative of the Surprising Work of God, Jonathan Edwards
Oh that you would rend the heavens and come down,
that the mountains might quake at your presence—