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5. In search of empty joys below, A servant's form he meekly wears, Ye toil with unavailing strife : He sojourns in a house of clay : Whither, ah, whither would ye go? His glory through a veil is seen, Christ hath the words of endless And God with God is man with
life. 6. To you he calls, “ My goodness 3. Behold God incarnate prove,
stands, My promises for all are free: And calls his wandering creatures O taste my everlasting love,
home; And let your souls delight in me.” He all day long spreads out his
Wesley. hands, (280.)
T. 205. Come, weary souls, to Jesus come:
Tho’ye be e'er so much oppress'd, SINNERS, hear the joyful news, Believe, and he will give you rest. God, your Maker, is your
4. Ah, do not of his goodness Think not, that his wrath pursues,
doubt, That his curses you attend :
His saving grace for all is free; “ As I live," Jehovah saith,
He says, “I ne'er will cast him out, “I do not desire your death ;
Who as a sinner comes to me; Rather, rather would I see
I can to none myself deny;" Each poor sinner turn to me.”
Come, sinners, come; why will you 2. ( then turn to him and live,
die? Turn to him with all your woe; He is ready to forgive,
Then come to Jesus Christ;
Come only undisguis’d:
Draw nigh just as you are ;
To wash you white all o’er;
Yea, were your sins like mounBut may in him salvation find :
tains, His thoughts, his words, and actions
Or sands on ocean's shore : prove,
Believe in the atonement His life and death,--that God is
By Christ's all-saving blood : 2. Behold the Lamb of God, who Do not delay one moment; bears
Come to the Lamb of God. The sins of all the world away:
(283.) 235. T. 90. (284.)
T. 582. WHERE shall my wondering soul “ COME to me," saith the Lord, begin,
“All ye who are oppress’d,. While I to heavenly songs aspire ? Weary and heavy-laden souls, A slave redeem'd from death and And I will give you rest. sin,
2. Whoe'er to me will come, A brand pluck'd from eternal fire; And offer'd grace receive, How shall I due thanksgivings Him I in no wise will cast out, raise,
(praise ? He shall be mine and live." And sound my great Deliverer's
Gregor. 2. O how shall I thy goodness tell,
T. 22. Saviour, which thou hast shown to me?
COME, weary souls, with sin disThat I, a child of wrath and hell, tress'd,
(rest; A happy child of God should be; Come, and accept the promis'd Should know, should feel my sins The Saviour's gracious call obey, forgiv'n,
And cast your gloomy fears away. And that I am an heir of heaven. 2. Oppress’d with guilt, a painful 3. Outcasts of men, to you I call, load,
(abroad; Harlots and publicans, believe; O come, and spread your woes He spreads his arms to embrace Divine compassion, mighty love, you
Will all the hful load remove. Repenting sinners he'll receive;
3. Here mercy's boundless ocean No need of him the righteous flows have,
To cleanse your guilt, and heal He came the lost to seek and save.
your woes ; 4. Come, O my fellow-sinners, Pardon, and life, and endless come,
(weight; peace; Groaning beneath sin's ponderous How rich the gift! how free the He calls you now, invites you home; Come quickly, ere it be too late : 4. Lord, we accept, with thankful Though foes protest, and friends
(mine. The hope thy gracious words imHe died for crimes like yours and We come with trembling, yet re5. For you the healing current
And bless the kind inviting voice. From the Redeemer's wounded 5. Dear Saviour! let thy powerful Languish'd for you the Son of God, love
(move; For you the Prince of glory died : Confirm our faith, our fears reBelieve, your sins shall be forgiv'n; And sweetly influence every breast, Only believe, and yours is heaven. And guide us to eternal rest. Watts.
(286.) 238. T. 11. Now from bliss no longer rove,
Stop and taste redeeming love. NOW begin the heavenly theme,
Praise ye Jesus' saving name : 5. Welcome, all by sin oppress’d, Ye who Jesus' kindness prove,
Jesus Christ will give you rest; Triumph in redeeming love. Nothing brought him from above, 2. Ye who see the Father's grace
Nothing but redeeming love. Beaming in the Saviour's face ; 6. Sing, ye ransom'd, to his praise, As to heaven ye onward move, Tune your songs to grateful lays;
Praise and bless redeeming love. Mortals, join the hosts above, 3. Mourning souls; dry up your Join to praise redeeming love. tcars,
7. When his Spirit leads us home, Banish all your guilty fears ;
When we to his glory come, Jesus will your guilt remove, We shall all the fulness prove Prompted by redeeming love.
Of our Lord's redeeming love. 4. Ye, who long, alas, have been Countess of Huntingdon's Hymns.
Willing slaves of death and sin;l
XIV. REPENTANCE UNTO LIFE. (287.) 239.* T. 132. (But should be hopeless and forlorn, LORD Jesus Christ, my sovereign Uncertain where for help to turn, good,
If I had not thy promise. Thou fountain of salvation, 14. But thy reviving gospel-word, Behold me bow'd beneath the load Which leads me to salvation, Of guilt and condemnation : Does joy unspeakable afford, My sins indeed are numberless; And lasting consolation : O Lord, regard my deep distress, This tells me, thou wilt not despise Relieve my guilty conscience. A broken heart, in sacrifice 2. In pity look upon my need,
Upon thy altar offer'd. Remove my sore oppression : 5. Me, heavy laden sinner, hear, Since thou hast suffer'd in my stead, Bemoaning my transgression; And paid for my transgression, To my complaints now lend an ear, Let me not yield to dark despair; To thee I make confession : A wounded spirit who can bear? My longing is, 0 wash me clean O show me thy salvation ! From every spot and stain of sin, 3. When I review my mis-spent Like David and Manasseh. I feel a heavy burden ; (days, 6. Lord, I approach thy mercy-seat, Reflecting on my trespasses, And pray thee to forgive me; I scarce could hope for pardon, With contrite heart, I thee entreat,
Show.pity and receive me: He will my joy and comfort be
4. Though sin with us doth much And them no more remember.
abound, 7. O, for thy name's sake let me Yet grace still more aboundeth; prove
Sufficient help in Christ is found, Thy mercy, gracious Saviour: Where sin most deeply woundeth: The yoke which galls me, soon re- He the good Shepherd is indeed, Restore me to thy favour: (move, Who his lost sheep doth seek and Thy love shed in my heart abroad, With tender love and pity. (lead That I may live to thee, my God,
Luther. And yield thee true obedience. 8. Thy joyful Spirit give me power, Thy stripes heal my diseases; THOU God of glorious majesty, Apply thy blood at my last hour To thee, against myself, to thee, To save me, dearest Jesus: A worm of earth, I cry; Then to thy promis'd rest me bring, A half-awaken'd child of man, That with the ransom'd I may sing An heir of endless bliss or pain, Thy praise above for ever. A guilty sinner born to die.
B. Ringwald. 2. Lo, on a narrow neck of land;
'Twixt two unbounded seas I (289.) T. 132. Secure, insensible ;
(stand, OUT of the deep I cry to thee,
A point of time, a moment's space, My God, with heart's contrition; Removes me to that heavenly place, Bow down thine ear in grace to Or ever shuts me up in hell. And hear thou my petition: (me, 3. O God, mine inmost soul conFor if in judgment thou wilt try vert!
(heart Man's sin and great iniquity, And deeply on my thoughtful Ah, who can stand before thee? Eternal things impress ; (weight, 2. To gain remission of our sin,
Give me to feel their solemn No work of ours availeth;
To tremble on the brink of fate, God's favour we may strive to win, And to awake to righteousness. But all our labour faileth; 4. Before me place in dread array We're 'midst our fairest actions The pomp of that tremendous day, lost,
(boast: When thou with clouds shalt come, And none 'fore him of aught can To judge the nations at thy bar : We live alone thro' mercy..
And tell me, Lord, shall I be there, 3. Therefore my hope is in his To meet from thee a joyful doom? And not in my own merit; (grace, 5. Be this my one great business On him my confidence I place, here, Instructed by his Spirit: (me With godly jealousy and fear, His precious word hath promis'd Eternal bliss to insure;
Thine utmost counsel to fulfil, Adorn'd with righteousness by thee, To suffer all thy righteous will, And sanctified through grace : And steadfast to the end endure. 8. So shall I walk the narrow way, 6. Then, Saviour, then my soul By thee, my Day-star, led : receive,
And love divine, thy heavenly ray, Transported from this vale, to live Shall o'er my path be shed. And reign with thee above;
Buchfelder. Where faith is sweetly lost in sight, And hope, in full, supreme delight, (291.) 243. And everlasting, heavenly love. THE Lord first empties whom he
C. Wesley, (ad.)
fills, (290.) 242.*
T. 14. Casts down whom he would raise ;
He quickens, when the letter kills, O LORD, afford a sinner light, In darkness still I stray ;
Exalting thus his praise. Star of the soul, appear in sight, At once must disappear; (smiles,
2. All fears and terrors, when he And show the narrow way. The bruis'd and wounded heart he 2. That way is holy, Christians true heals,
Alone may walk therein, (due And feeds with heavenly cheer. Who thro’ thy powerful grace sub- 3. When he applies his healing The world, the flesh, and sin.
bloo 3. Cold is my love, hence sin doth Unto a sin-sick soul, (good, reign,
This balsam, powerful, precious, And grief corrode my heart; Ne'er fails to make it whole. With things, whose only fruit is How loth am I to part. (pain, And all his glory by,
4. He freely laid his majesty 4. Resolve, my stubborn heart, and That our wants thro’ his poverty cleave
He richly might supply.
5. He's full of grace and truth' inThe work at once were done.
Of peace, of life and light; (deed,
To all, that helpless sinners need, 5. Vile worm, shouldst thou refuse He gives thy soul a right. Devoted unto him,
6. Tho' heaven's his throne, he Who died upon the cross for thee,
came from thence And did thy soul redeem ?
To seek and save the lost; (pense, 6. Redeeming Lord, o be thou Whate'er might be the vast exmine,
His love would bear the cost. My Saviour, Sun, and Shield,
7. On us he spent his life and blood, Thy blood and death have made me Our losses to retrieve ; (good
To thee myself I yield. (thine, Mankind's redemption now holds 7. Mould me as clay, and fashion For sinners who believe.
Erskine A vessel to thy praise, (me