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5 Jesus, our great high-priest,

Has full assurance made;
Ye weary spirits, rest!

Ye mournful souls, be glad!
The year of jubilee is come ;
Return, ye ransomed sinners, home.

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Influence of the Gospel like Rain.
1 As showers on meadows newly mown,

Jesus shall shed his blessings down;
Crowned with whose life-infusing drops,

Earth shall renew her blissful crops.
2 Lands that beneath a burning sky

Have long been desolate and dry,
Th’ effusions of his love shall share,

And sudden greens and herbage wear. 3 The dews and rains, in all their store,

Drenching the pastures o'er and o'er,
Are not so copious as that grace

Which sanctifies and saves our race.
4 As, in soft silence, vernal showers

Descend, and cheer the fainting flowers,
So, in the secrecy of love,

Falls the sweet influence from above.
5 That heavenly influence let me find

In holy silence of the mind,
While every grace maintains its bloom,

Diffusing wide its rich perfume.
6 Nor let these blessings be confined

but poured on all mankind,
Till earth’s wild wastes in verdure rise,
And a young Eden bless our eyes.


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Efficacy of the Gospel.
1 MARK the soft-falling snow,

And the descending rain!
To heaven from whence it fell

It turns not back again;
But waters earth through every pore,
And calls forth all her secret store.
2 Arrayed in beauteous green

The hills and valleys shine,
And man and beast are fed

By providence divine :
The harvest bows its golden ears,
The copious seed of future years.
3 'So,' saith the God of

My gospel shall descend,
Almighty to effect

The purpose I intend :
Millions of souls shall feel its power,
And bear it down to millions more.

C. M.

The Gospel satisfying and cleansing.
1 In vain we lavish out our lives

To gather empty wind;
The choicest blessings earth can yield

Will starve a hungry mind.
2 But God will every want supply,

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

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In the blest fountain that his Son

Has opened for our race.
4 Our guilt shall vanish all away,

Though black as night before;
Our sins shall sink beneath the sea,

And shall be found no more.
5 Here shall his sacred spirit dwell,

And deep engrave his law;
And every motion of our souls

To swift obedience draw.
6 Thus will he pour salvation down,

And we shall render praise ;
We, the dear people of his love,

And he, our God of grace.

again; ugh every pore,

secret store.

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L. M.

Gospel Invitations.
1 'COME hither, all ye weary souls,

Ye heavy-laden sinners, come!
I'll give you rest from all your toils,

And raise you to my heavenly home.
2 'They shall find rest that learn of me;

I'm of a meek and lowly mind;
But passion rages like the sea,

And pride is restless as the wind.
3 Blest is the man whose shoulders take

My yoke, and bear it with delight;
My yoke is easy to his neck,

My grace shall make the burden light.' 4 Jesus, we come at thy command ;

With faith, and hope, and humblé zeal
Resign our spirits to thy hand
To mould and guide us at thy will.


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292. S. M. AxoxTMOUS.

Tu Soad the Bride Come.'
1 The Spirit in our hearts

Is whispering, sinners, come!
The Bride the church of Christ, proclaims

To all his children, come!
. Let him that heareth say

To all about him, come!
Let him that thirsts for righteousness,

To Christ the fountain come!
3 Yes, whosoever will,

O let him freely come,
And freely drink the stream of life;

'Tis Jesus bids him come.
4 Lo! Jesus, who invites,

Declares, I quickly come:
Lord, even so! I wait thy hour;

Jesus, my Savior, come!


C. M.

*MRS, STEELE. Invitation to the Gospel Feast. 1 YE wretched, hungry, starving poor,

Behold a royal feast,
Where mercy spreads her bounteous store

For every humble guest!
2 See, Jesus stands with open arms !

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;
While hope attends the sweet repast,

Of nobler joys above.
5 There, with united heart and voice,

Before th' eternal throne,
Ten thousand thousand souls rejoice

In ecstasies unknown.
6 And yet ten thousand thousand more

Are welcome still to come :
Ye longing souls, the grace adore;-

Approach, there yet is room.

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The Same.
1 COME, sinners, to the gospel feast;

Let every soul be Jesus' guest;
Ye need not one be left behind,

For God hath bidden all mankind.
2 Have me excused' - why will you say? -

From health, and life, and liberty,
From all that is in Jesus given,

From pardon, holiness, and heaven!
3 Come, then, ye souls by sin oppressed,

Ye weary wanderers after rest,
Ye poor and maimed, halt and blind,

In Christ a hearty welcome find.
4 See him set forth before your eyes !

Behold the bleeding sacrifice !
His boundless love doth all embrace;

And we are freely saved by grace.
5 Ye who believe his record true

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

open arms!

come, and fear alaras,

room heart

eet; depart

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