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5 Come, all ye vilest sinners, come,

He'll form your souls anew:
His gospel and his heart have room

For rebels such as you.
6 His doctrine is almighty love;

There's virtue in his name To turn the raven to a dove,

The lion to a lamb.

159. L.M.— The Gospel Invitation. Isa. lv. 1-4. 1 HO! every one that thirsts, draw nigh;

('Tis God invites the fallen race;) Mercy and free salvation buy;

Buy wine, and milk, and gospel-grace. 2 “ Come, to the living waters, come;

Sinners, obey your Maker's call; Return

ye weary wanderers home, And find my grace is free for all. 3 " See from the rock a fountain rise! For

you in healing streams it rolls: Money ye need not bring, nor price,

Ye labouring, burden'd, sin-sick souls. 4. “ Nothing ye in exchange shall give,

Leave all you have, and are, behind: Frankly the gift of God receive,

Pardon and peace in Jesus find.
Why seek

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that which is not bread, Nor can your hungry souls sustain? On ashes, husks, and air ye

feed; Ye spend your little all in vain. 6 “ In search of empty toys below,

Ye toil with unavailing strife: Whither, ah! whither would you go?

I have the words of endless life.

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7 « Hearken to me with earnest care,

And freely eat substantial food;
The sweetness of my mercy share,

And taste that I alone am good.
8“ I bid you all my goodness prove,

My promises for all are free;
Come taste the manna of my love,

And let your souls delight in me. 9 Your willing ear and heart incline,

My words with faith and joy receive; Quicken'd your souls by grace divine,

An everlasting life shall live.

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160.

P.M.-Sinners invited to Christ. 1 COME ye sinners, poor and wretched,

Weak’and wounded, sick and sore,
Jesus ready stands to save you,
Full of pity join'd with power;

He is able, He is willing: doubt no more. 2 Come ye thirsty, come and welcome;

God's free bounty glorify:
True belief and true repentance,

Every grace that brings us nigh,

Come to Jesus Christ and buy.
3 Let not conscience make you linger,

Nor of fitness fondly dream;
All the fitness he requireth
Is, to feel your need of him;

This he gives you,
'Tis the Spirit's rising beam.

Without money,

* Isaiah i, 6.

4 Come ye weary heavy laden,

Bruis'd and mangled by the Fall!
If you tarry till you're better,
You will never come at all;

Not the righteous-
Sinners Jesus came to call.
5 View him prostrate in the garden;

On the ground your Saviour lies! On the bloody tree behold him; Hear him cry before he dies,

66 It is finish'd!” Sinners, will not this suffice? 6 Lo! the incarnate God ascended,

Pleads the merit of his blood: Venture on him, venture wholly, Let no other trust intrude:

None but Jesus
Can do helpless sinners good.
7 Saints and angels, join'd in concert,

Sing the praises of the Lamb;
While the blissful seats of heaven
Sweetly echo with his name:

Hallelujah!
Sinners here may sing the same.

161. L.M.-- The Gospel first preached at Jerusalem. Luke xxiv. 47. 1 - GO (saith the Lord) proclaim my grace,

" To all the sons of Adam's race,
“ Pardon for every crimson sin,

“ And at Jerusalem begin. 2 “ There, where my blood, not fully dry,

Stands warm upon Mount Calvary;
“ That blood shall purge away their guilt,

By whom so lately it was spilt.

3 “ Now let the daring rebels turn,

" And o’er their bleeding Sovereign mourn; “ Their bleeding Sovereign shall forgive,

" And bid the rebels look and live.” 4 Is this thy voice, all-gracious Lord ?

And did the rebels hear thy word?
And did they fall beneath thy feet,

And on their knees forgiveness meet? 5 Then may I hope for mercy too;

Such love can my hard heart subdue,
And give this guilty soul a place,

Among these captives of thy grace. 6 Here be it daily mine employ

To bathe thy wounds with tears of joy,
Till 'midst the new Jerusalem
In one full choir we sing thy name.

162. L.M.-" Behold I stand at the door and knock," Rev, iii. 20. 1 BEHOLD a stranger's at the door!

He gently knocks, has knock'd before:
Has waited long, is waiting still,

You use no other friend so ill.
2 But will he prove a friend indeed?

He will,- the very friend you need;
The man of Nazareth, 'tis He,

With garments dyed at Calvary. 3 Oh, lovely attitude! he stands

With melting heart and laden hands;
Oh, matchless kindness! and he shows

This matchless kindness to his foes. 4 Rise, touch'd with gratitude divine,

Turn out his enemy and thine;
Turn out that hateful monster, sin,
And let the heavenly stranger in.

5 Yet know, nor of the terms complain:

Where Jesus comes, he comes to reign;
To reign, and with no partial sway:

Thoughts must be slain that disobey. 6 Sovereign of souls! thou Prince of Peace!

O may thy gentle reign increase!
Throw wide the door, each willing mind,
And be his empire ALL MANKIND!

163. C.M.- Behold, I stand at the door and knock." Rev. iii, 20. 1 COME let us who in Christ believe,

Our common Saviour praise;
To him with joyful voices give

The glory of his grace.
2 He now stands knocking at the door

Of every sinner's heart;
The worst need keep him out no more,

Nor force him to depart.
3 Through grace we hearken to thy voice,

Yield to be sav'd from sin;
In sure and certain hope rejoice,

That thou wilt enter in.
4 Come quickly in, thou heavenly guest,

Nor ever hence remove;
But sup with us, and let the feast
Be everlasting love.

164.

C.M.- The Sower. Matt, xiii. 3. 1 YE sons of earth, prepare the plough,

Break up your fallow ground! The sower is gone forth to sow,

And scatter blessings round. 2 The seed that finds a stony soil

Shoots forth a hasty blade; But ill repays the sower's toil, ,

Soon wither’d, scorch’d, and dead.

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