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Sinners then in vain shall call
Though they now despise the grace—
5 But there is a blessed hope,
Sinners he invites to come:
Behold, I stand at the door and knock, Rev. iii. 20.
NOW the Saviour stands a pleading
At the sinner's bolted
Now in heaven he's interceding
2 Come, behold your God and Saviour, Hear his gracious voice to-day; Turn, O turn and seek his favor,
Now's the time, no more delay.
3 Open now your hearts before him,
4 Now he's waiting to be gracious,
Now he stands and looks on thee;
5 Come, for all things now are ready, Yes, there's room for mary more; Oye blind, ye lame, ye needy,
Come to this exhaustless store.
153. 11's. Altered.
Sinners warned, and invited.
The gospel of Jesus invites you to-day;
"Tis procrastination the most doth destroy; Now, now is the season, then no longer wait, To-morrow, poor sinner, it may be too late. 4 Dear mourners, don't linger-obey the sweet voice Of Jesus, and in him believe and rejoice,Choose him for your portion-resign all below, Unite with his children, and heaven-ward go,
154. 8. 7. 4. Hart.
Come, and welcome, to Jesus Christ, Isa. iv. 1
Weak and wounded, sick and sore,
He is willing, doubt no more.
2 Let not conscience make you linger,
4 Agonizing in the garden,
Sinners, will not this suffice?
Can do helpless sinners good.
6 Saints and angels, join'd in concert,
Sinners here may do the same.
155. 8. 7. 4. Parkinson.
God is able and willing.
NOME, dear brethren in the Saviour, Though we're few let's not despair, Jesus able is to favour; Fly to him with every care: He is able, he is able, Zion's drooping head to rear. 2 If but two or three remaining, Meet for prayer, he's in the midst; Let us then, without complaining, Wait till he shall us increase;
He is able, he is able,
Soon he 'll make our sorrows cease.
3 By him stars and spheres were framed,
He is able, he is able,
To bestow what we have crav'd.
4 Well, my friends, since Christ is able,
Sure he never, sure he never,
Till in heaven, till in heaven
156. 8's. Miss Harrison.
doubts, my fear,
The wonders of the Lord appear; The wonders that my Saviour wrought, O, how delightful is the thought! The wonders of redeeming love, When first my heart was drawn above, When first I saw my Saviour's face, And triumph'd in his pard'ning grace.
2 Pursue, my thoughts, this pleasing theme, "Twas not a fancy, nor a dream; "Twas grace descending from the skies, And shall be marv'llous in mine eyes; Long had I mourn'd like one forgot, Long had my soul for comfort sought; Jesus was witness to my tears, And Jesus sweetly calm'd my fears:
3 He cleans'd my soul, he chang'd my dress,
4 The world, with all its pomp, withdrew,
157. 8's. Rippon's Selection. Trust amid darkness, Hab. iii. 17, 18. fear!
Let fear in me no more take place;
He hides the brightness of his face;
And basely to the tempter yield?
I never will give up my shield.
And perish all the bleating race; Yet, will I triumph in the Lord
The God of my salvation praise! 3 Away, my unbelieving fear!
Let fear to cheering hope give place; My Saviour will at length appear,
And show the brightness of his face: