Hill, Alfred J. Modern Revivals: A Poem. Bradford, PA: Self-published, 1917. First Edition. Staple-bound pamphlet, 3 1/2 x 6, 9 pp., scripture references printed in the margins. Very good. Pamphlet.
The Rev. Alfred J. Hill was a Free Methodist minister. This instructive poem presents the traveling evangelist as a showy manipulator who widens the gate for people to come through, and neglects the narrow way. Hill says that true prayer, repentance, shouting, and weeping offend the modern evangelist, who seeks to fleece the sheep.
"So to keep the meetings going | God's true saints must never shout | If they disobey this order | Then an usher puts them out."
Not in Roberts, not in WorldCat, no LOC listing. (3331)