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7 Ab! what avails my strife,

My wand'ring to and fro?
Thou hast the words of endless life,

Ab! wbither should I go? 8 Lord, at thy feet I fall,

I groan to be set free;
I fain would now obey thy call,
And give up all for thee.

Hymn 22. C. M.
They are all gone out of the way. Rom. iii. 12.

OW sad our state by nature is!

Nur sju how deep its stains ! And Satan binds our captive souls

Fast in his slavish chains. 2 But there's a voice of sovereign grace

Sounds from the sacred word: Ho! ye despairing sinners, come,

And trust a faithful Lord.
3 My soul obeys the gracious call,

And runs to this relief;
I would believe thy promise, Lord!

O help my unbelief.
4 To the blest fountain of thy blood,

Incarnate God, I fly;
Here let me wash my spotted soul

From crimes of deepest die.
3 A guilty, weak, and helpless worm,

Into thy arms I fall,
Be thou my strength and righteousness,

My Jesus and my all.

Hymn 23. L. M.


And they all with one consent began to make

cxcuse. Luke xiv. 18. 1 ESUS to you his fulness brings,

A feast of marrow and fat things: All, all in Christ are freely given,

Pardon, and holiness, and heaven. 2 Do not begin to make excuse

Ah! do not you his grace refuse!
Your worldly cares and pleasures leave,

And take what Jesus hath to give.
3 Your grounds forsake, your oxen quit,

Your every eartbly thought forget,
Seek not the comforts of this life,

Nor sell your Saviour for a wife.
4 “Have me excus'd," why will you say?

Why will you for damnation pray?
Have you excus'd from joy and peace?

Have you excus'd from happiness? 5 Excus'd from coming to a feast?

Excus'd from being Jesu's guest?
From knowing now your sins forgiven?

From tasting here the joys of heaven? 6 Excus'd, alas! why should


From health, and lise, and liberty?
From ent'ring into glorious rest?
From leaning on your Saviour's breast?

Hymn 24. L. M.

Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the

city, and bring in hither the poor.' Luke xiv. 21.

TET must I, Lord, to thee complain,

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Too busy or too bappy they,
They will not, Lord, thy call obey.
« Go then," my injur'd Master said,
“ Since these on all my mercies tread,
“ (pvite the rich and great no more,

« But preach my gospel to the poor.
3 “ Confer not thou with fresh and blood,

“ Go quickly forth, invite the crowd:
“ Search every lane, and every street,

“ And bring iv all the souls you meet." 4 Sinners my gracious Lord receives,

Harlots, and publicans, and thieves,
Drunkards, and all ye wicked crew,

I have a message pow to you.
5 Ye vagrant souls, on you I call,

O that my voice could reach you all!
Ye all are freely justified,

Ye all may live, for Christ hath died. 6 Ye who believe his record true,

Shall sup with him, and he with you;
Come to the feast, be sav'd from sin,
For Jesus waits to take you in.

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Hymn 25. C. M. Leaning upon her beloved. Cant. viji. 6. 1 JES ESUS, I throw my arms around,

And hang upon thy breast; Without a gracious smile from thee,

My spirit cannot rest.
2 0! tell me that my worthless name

Is graven on thy hands!
Show me some promise in thy book;

Where my salvation stands!
3 Give me some kind assuring word,

To sink my fears again;
And cheeriully my soul shall wait,
Her threescore years and ten.

Hymn 26. C. M.
Let the wicked forsake his way. Isaiah lv. 7.
1 SINNERS, the voice of God regard:
He calls you by his sacred word

From sin's destructive way.
2 Like the rough sea that cannot rest,

You live devoid of peace ;
A thousand stings within your breast,

Deprive your souls of ease.
3 Your way is dark, and leads to death;

Why will you persevere ?
Can you in endless torments breathe,

Shut up in black despair?


4 Why will you in the naked ways

Of sin and folly go?
In pain you travel all your days,

To reap eteroal wo.
5 But he that turns to God shall live,

Through his abounding grace: His mercy will the guilt forgive,

Of those that seek his face.
6 Bow to the sceptre of his word,

Renouncing every sin:
Submit to him, your sovereign Lord,

And learn his will divine.




By 'whom we have now received the atonement.

Rom. v. 11.
To whom also he showed himself alive after his

passion. Acts i. 3.
We were reconciled to God by the death of

Christ. Rom. v. 10.

Hymn 27. L. M.
For it is written, cursed is every one that hang-

eth on a tree. - Gal. iii. 13. 1 E TENDED on a cursed tree,

Besmear'd with dust, and sweat, and See there the King of glory, see! (blood;

Sinks, and expires the Son God.

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