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5 Jesus, our great high-priest,
Has full assurance made;
Ye mournful souls, be glad!
288. L. M. ANONYMOUS.
Influence of the Gospel like Rain.
Jesus shall shed his blessings down;
Earth shall renew her blissful crops.
Have long been desolate and dry,
And sudden greens and herbage wear. 3 The dews and rains, in all their store,
Drenching the pastures o'er and o'er,
Which sanctifies and saves our race.
Descend, and cheer the fainting flowers,
Falls the sweet influence from above.
In holy silence of the mind,
Diffusing wide its rich perfume.
but poured on all mankind,
H. M. DODDRIDGE.
And the descending rain!
It turns not back again;
The hills and valleys shine,
By providence divine :
The purpose I intend :
To gather empty wind;
Will starve a hungry mind.
And fill our hearts with peace;. He gives by covenant and by oath
The riches of his grace. 3 Come, and he'll cleanse our spotted souls
In the blest fountain that his Son
Has opened for our race.
Though black as night before;
And shall be found no more.
And deep engrave his law;
To swift obedience draw.
And we shall render praise ;
And he, our God of grace.
again; ugh every pore,
Ye heavy-laden sinners, come!
And raise you to my heavenly home.
I'm of a meek and lowly mind;
And pride is restless as the wind.
My yoke, and bear it with delight;
My grace shall make the burden light.' 4 Jesus, we come at thy command ;
With faith, and hope, and humblé zeal
earth can yield
292. S. M. AxoxTMOUS.
“Tu Soad the Bride Come.'
Is whispering, sinners, come!
To all his children, come!
To all about him, come!
To Christ the fountain come!
O let him freely come,
'Tis Jesus bids him come.
Declares, I quickly come:
Jesus, my Savior, come!
*MRS, STEELE. Invitation to the Gospel Feast. 1 YE wretched, hungry, starving poor,
Behold a royal feast,
For every humble guest!
He calls, he bids you come; Guilt holds you back, and fear alarms, –
But see, there yet is room! 3 In Jesus' condescending heart
Both love and pity meet; Nor will be bid the soul depart
That trembles at his feet.
4 Come then, and with his people taste
The blessings of his love;
Of nobler joys above.
Before th' eternal throne,
In ecstasies unknown.
Are welcome still to come :
Approach, there yet is room.
L. M. ANONYMOUS.
Let every soul be Jesus' guest;
For God hath bidden all mankind.
From health, and life, and liberty,
From pardon, holiness, and heaven!
Ye weary wanderers after rest,
In Christ a hearty welcome find.
Behold the bleeding sacrifice !
And we are freely saved by grace.
sup with him, and he with you; Come to the feast, you're saved from sin, And Jesus waits to take you in.
1. starring poor,
her bounteous store
come, and fear alaras,