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3. Thy gladd’ning oil thou dost Those precious gifts on us bestow, impart

Which from our Saviour's merits To every poor and contrite heart, flow. Which Jesus as the Saviour knows, 2. Thou heavenly Teacher, theo From whom alone salvation flows. we praise 4. The feeble souls thou dost sus-For thy instruction, power, and tain,

grace, Anointest all the witness train,

To love the Father, who doth own Keepest believers in the faith,

Us as his children in the Son. And art their guide in life and 3. Most gracious Comforter we death.

O lead us further every day; (pray, 5. Who can thy operations trace, Thy unction to us all impart, The kindness, patience, truth, and Preserve and sanctify each heart. grace,

4. Till we in heaven shall take our Thou showest to Christ's family, Instruct us often to repeat, (seat, Who living temples are to thee. “ Abba, our Father," and to be Bohemian Brethren. With Christ in union constantly.

Z (269.) 222. * T. 230.

224.

|(271.) THOU great Teacher, who in

T. 90. structest

O that the Comforter would come, Christ's flock, and us to bliss con- Nor visit as a transient guest, ductest,

But fix in me his constant home, Who noblest gifts to grant didst And keep possession of my breast ; deign

Yea, make my soul his blest abode; To the apostles, thine anointed, The temple of the in-dwelling God. By thee for that great work ap-2. Come, Holy Ghost, my soul inpointed

spire, To teach, reprove, and comfort Attest that I am born again; men,

Come and baptize me, now, with And freely offer grace

fire, Unto the gentile race;

Nor let thy former gifts be vain : Lord have mercy :

Grant me a sense that I'm forgiven, Grant us to be-immoveably A pledge that I'm an heir of heaven. Fix'd on their ground, upheld by 3. Grant me the indubitable seal, thee.

That ascertains the kingdom mine;

That powerful stamp I long to feel, (270.)

The signature of love divine : TO thee, God Holy Ghost, we o shed it in my heart abroad, pray,

Fulness of love, of heaven, of God. Who lead'st us in the gospel-way,

C. Wesley

223.*

T. 22.

XIII.

GOD'S CALL OF GRACE TO THE UNCONVERTET).

see,

(273.) 225.* T. 217. 4. They by the Father are esteem'd,

When thus presented by our SaMY Saviour sinners doth receive,

viour;

(deemid, Whom, with sin's galling load op- Heal'd by his wounds, from sin repressed,

They prove the Father's love and Nor man nor angel can relieve,

favour:

(heirs, Who have no hope to be redressed ; He owns them as his sons and Who loathe the world and all its And all he hath their own declares; ways,

(grace; Eternal life they now inherit, Dread wrath divine and mourn for Procur'd for them by Jesus' merit; On whom the law pronounceth He dwells in them, in him they live,

sentence, (conscience; Since Jesus sinners doth receive. Condemn'd to hell in their own Such wretched sinners find re- 5. Might all his loving heart but prieve,

(sion, Since Jesus sinners doth receive. And know his bowels of compas

To sinners, straying carelessly, 2. The fondest mother cannot have Or such as mourning seek salvaTowards her darling such affection

tion:

(trace: As Jesus show'd, vile man to save; Him, when on earth midst sinners His love exceedeth our conception: Zaccheus tastes his saving grace; He left his throne and blest abode, He comforts Magdalen in affliction, To bear the sinner's heavy load; Regards her tears and deep conAnd since he thro' his death and viction, suffering,

(ing, Her sins, though many, he forgives: Hath made an all-sufficient offer- My Saviour sinners poor receives. Our debt is paid, and we may live; 6. Behold how be with Peter dealt; For Jesus sinners doth receive.

Tho' deep his fall, he show'd him 3. Now is his sympathizing heart

favour : A refuge for the most distressed'; Not only when on earth he dwelt He freely pardon will impart;

Was he a sin-forgiving Saviour ; By him their debt is quite erased : No, he is still the very same; His blood, like the ocean without Just, good, and merciful his name; ground,

(drown'd; As he was in humiliation, Their sins hath swallow'd up and So is he still in exaltation: The Holy Ghost to them is given, Repenting souls, you may believe, Who leads them in the path to Our Saviour sinners doth receive. heaven,

(lieve, 7. Come, sinners, come, tho' vile And prompts them always to be and base; That Jesus sinners doth receive. Returning prodigals he meeteth;

ever,

vour:

226.*

He freely offers them his grace, Who slights to-day the invitation, Them with a pardoning kiss he May ever miss of his salvation : greeteth:

(way ? Come now to Jesus, come and live ; Why wilt thou stand in thy own To-day he sinners doth receive. Why wilfully be Satan's prey ?

11. Draw me, a sinner, unto thee, Wilt thou sin's drudge remain for Thou sinners' Friend, thou gracious

Saviour ;
Tho' he appear'd thee to deliver? Grant I and all may ardently
Do not delay, sin's service leave,

Desire thy pardon, peace, and faSince Jesus sinners will receive. 8. Come, ye that heavy laden are, And when temptations would assail, Come, weary, void of self-assist- Let thine almighty grace prevail: ance ;

May none who feel sin's condemna. Tho' doubting, ready to despair, tion, Come but to him without resist- Neglect thy generous invitation: ance :

But all experience and believe Behold his heart with love replete, That Jesus sinners doth receive. Full of desire the worst to meet;

Fr. Leopold Lehr. Long hath he sought for you tho'|(274.)

T. 205. wretched,

(ed : SINNERS, come, the Saviour see, You to embrace his arms outstretch- Hands, feet, side, and temples view;

come to him, believe, and live; See him bleeding on the tree ; My Saviour sinners doth receive.

See, his heart is pierc'd for you: 9. Object not, I'm a wretch too base, View awhile, then haste away, Too oft his goodness I have slighted, Find a thousand more, and say, Too often spurned at his grace, Come, ye sinners, come with me, I, who was graciously invited : View hím bleeding on the tree. Is your repentance now sincere ? 2. Who would still such mercy Your sorrow genuine ? do not fear;

grieve? His power and mercy are unbound- Sinners, hear instruction mild; ed,

(founded : Doubt no more, but now believe, None, trusting him, was e'er con- Each become a little child; He saves whom none else can re- Artful doubts and reasonings be lieve.;

Naild with Jesus to the tree; My Saviour sinners doth receive. Mourning souls who simple are, 10. Think not, 'tis time enough, Surely shall the blessing share.

(sure, God, who is gracious beyond mea

(275.) 227.

T. 585. Shuts not the door of grace to-day; COME,yesinners, poor and wretchI'll first enjoy some carnal pleasure: ed,

(sore, No, God forbid ! if you are wise, Weak and wounded, sick and Grace offer'd now, do not despise : Jesus ready stands to save you,

Z.

nor say,

T. 205.

Full of pity, love, and power: (276.) 228.
He is able, :Il:

SINNER, hear thy Saviour's call, He is willing ; doubt no more.

Lo, he now is passing by; 2. Ho, ye needy, come and welcome: He has seen thy grievous thrall,

God's free bounty glorify : Jesus heard thy mournful cry : True belief, and true repentance, He has pardon to impart, Every grace that brings us nigh, Grace to save thee from thy fears;

Without money, :Il: See the love that fills his heart, Come to Jesus Christ and buy. Sinner, wipe away thy tears, 3. Come, ye weary, heavy-laden, 2. Why art thou afraid to come,

Lost, and ruin'd by the fall : Or to tell him all thy case?. If ye tarry till ye're better, He will not pronounce thy doom Ye will never come at all :

Nor will frown thee from his face; Not the righteous, :11:

Wilt thou fear Immanuel ? Sinners Jesus came to call.

Wilt thou dread the Lamb of God, 4. Let not conscience make you Who, to save thy soul from hell, linger,

Shed his own most precious blood. Nor of fitness fondly dream;

3. Think how on the cross he hung, All the fitness he requireth,

Pierced with a thousand wounds; Is to feel your need of him: Hark, from each as with a tongue This he gives you ; : ll:

Now the voice of pardon sounds ; 'Tis the Spirit's glimmering beam. See from all his open'd veins

Blood of wondrous virtue flow, 5. Agonizing in the garden,

Lo, your Maker prostrate lies: Shed, to wash away thy stains, On the bloody tree behold him,

Thee to ransom from thy woe. Hear him cry, before he dies,

4. Though his majesty be great, “It is finish'd;":||:

Yet his mercy is no less ; 8inners, will not this suffice? Though he thy transgressions hate, 6. Lo, the incarnate God ascended

Still he feels for thy distress : Pleads the merit of his blood :

By himself the Lord has sworn Venture on him, venture freely,

He delights not in thy death : Let no other trust intrude ;

But invites thee to return ; (faith. None but Jesus :||:

Come, that thou mayst live by Can do helpless sinners good. 5. Raise thy downcast eyes and see 7. Saints and angels, join'd in con

What bright throngs his throne

surround; cert, Sing the praises of the Lamb;

These, tho' sinners once like thee, While the blissful seals of heaven Yield not then to unbelief, (room;"'

Now have full salvation found: Sweetly echo with his name :

While he says,

“ There yet is Hallelujah, :fl: Sinners here may sing the same.

Though of sinners thou art chief,

Since 'tis Jesus calls thee, comc. J. Ceppick.

J. Newton, (adapted.

(277.)

229. T. 22. 2. Ready the Father is to own COMÉ, sinners, to the gospel-feast; And kiss his late returning son; Let every soul be Jesus' guest; Ready your loving Saviour stands, Not one of you need stay behind : And spreads for you his pierced His gospel calleth to mankind.

hands. 2. Attend, the gospel-trumpet 3. Ready the Spirit to impart sounds,

(bounds;

Grace to subdue the stubborn Calls sinners from earth's farthest

heart,

(abroad, The year of Jubilee is come :

To shed Christ's love in yon Return ye ransom'd sinners,home. And witness you are born of God. 3. Come, all ye souls by sin opprest, 4. Ready for you the angels wait, Ye wanderers, who are seeking To triumph in your blest estate : rest;

(blind,

All heaven is ready to resound, The poor, the maim’d, the halt, the “The dead's alive, the lost is With Christ a hearty welcome find.

found.”

5. Come, sinners, to your gracious 4. The message as from God re

Lord, ceive;

(live:

Incline your ear, and hear his word: Ye all may come to Christ and

His offer'd grace with joy receive, O let his love your hearts constrain;

Hear, sinners, and your souls shall Nor suffer him to die in vain.

live.

Wesley. 5. His love is mighty to compel ; His conquering love consent to |(279.) 231.

feel : Yield to his love's almighty power,

HO, every one that thirsts, draw

nigh, And strive against your God no

'Tis God invites man's fallen race;

Salvation without money buy, 6. See him set forth before your Buy wine, and milk, and gospeleyes,

grace. A precious, bleeding sacrifice: His offer'd benefits embrace, 2. Come to the living waters, come; And freely now be sav'd by grace. Sinners, obey your Maker's call : 7. This is the time, no more delay : God's grace in Christ is free for all.

Return, ye weary wanderers, home, This is the acceptable day: Come in, this moment, at his call, 3. Ye heavy-laden, sin-sick souls, And live for him, who died for all. See from the Rock a fountain rise:

Wesley. For you in healing streams it rolls (278.) 230. T. 22. From Jesus, made a sacrifice. SINNERS, obey the gospel-word, 4. Nothing you in exchange need Haste to the supper of the Lord :

(hind: Be wise to know your gracious Leave all you are and have beday;

Thankful the gift of God receive; All things are ready, come away. Pardon and peace in Jesus find.

T. 22.

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