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2 Haste, and mercy now implore;
Stay not for the morrow's Sun;
Thy probation may be o'er,
Ere this evening's work is done.
*Haste, while yet thou canst be blest:
Stay not for the morrow's sun:
Death may e'en thy soul arrest
Ere the morrow is begun.
99. The accepted Time. C. M.
1 To-morrow, Lord, is thine, Lodg'd in thy sov’reign hand; And, if its sun arise and shine, It shines by thy command.
* The present moment flies, And bears our life away; 9, make thy servants truly wise, That they may live to-day.
3 Since on this winged hour
Eternity is hung,
Waken, by thy almighty power,
The aged and the young.
* One thing demands our care;
Oh, be it still pursu’d—
Lest, slighted once, the season fair
Should never be renew’d—
5 To Jesus may we fly,
Swift as the morning light, .
Lest life's young golden beam should die
In sudden, endless night. Doddridge.
1 Delay not, delay not, O sinner, draw near,
The waters of life are now flowing for thee;
No price is demanded, the Saviour is here,
Redemption is purchas'd, salvation is free.
2 Delay not, delay not—why longer abuse
The love and compassion of Jesus thy God"
A fountain is open'd, how can'st thou refuse
Towash and becleans'd in hispardoningblood.
3 Delay not, delay not, O sinner, to come,
For mercy still lingers, and calls thee to do t
Her voice is not heard in the vale of the tomb;
Her message, unheeded, will soon pass aw”
4 Delay not, delay not—the Spirit of Grace, sig";
Long griev'd and resisted, may take its Så
And leave thee in darkness to finish thy race"
To sink in the vale of eternity's night.
5 Delay not, delay not—the hour is at hand- [sade;
The earthshall dissolve,and the heavens*
The dead, small and great, in the judgmen" shall
What pow'r then, o sinner! shall lend thee
101. Prisoners of Hope. L. M.
! Prisoners of sin, and Satan too,
The Saviour calls—he calls for you:
Ye who have sold yourselves for nought,
Jesus your liberty hath bought.
* He came to set the captives free;
He came to publish liberty;
Tobind the broken-hearted up,
And give despairing sinners hope.
3 Prisoners of hope, why will you die?
Why from the only refuge fly?
Jesus, our hiding-place and tower,
Invites the guilty and the poor.
* The great Redeemer lived and died;
The Prince of Life was crucified;
He shed his own most precious blood,
Toransom guilty souls for God.
102. Believe, and be saved. L. M. * Not to condemn the sons of men, Did Christ the Son of God appear; No Weapons in his hands are seen, No flaming sword, nor thunder there. *Such was the pity of our God, He lov'd the race of man so well, He sent his Son to bear our load Of sins, and save our souls from hell.
3 Sinners, believe the Saviour's word,
Trust in his mighty name, and live;
A thousand joys his lips afford,
His hands a thousand blessings give.
4 But vengeance and damnation lies
On rebels who refuse his grace;
Who God's eternal Son despise,
The hottest hell shall be their place. Watts
103. My Spirit shall not always strive. L. M.
1 Say, sinner, hath a voice within
Oft whisper'd to thy secret soul,
Urged thee to leave the ways of sin,
And yield thy heart to God's control?
2 Hath something met thee in the path
Of worldliness and vanity,
And pointed to the coming wrath,
And warned thee from that wrath to fleet
3 Sinner, it was a heavenly voice,
It was the Spirit's gracious call,
It bade thee make the better choice,
And haste to seek in Christ thine all.
4 Spurn not the call to life and light;
Regard in time the warning kind;
That call thou may’st not always slight,
And yet the gate of mercy find.
103, My Spiro shall nd to 104. • L. M. 1 A The Saviour knocking. C. M. *azing sight, the Saviour stands