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Come, then, and prove its virtues too,
The Gospel Feast.
1 YE wretched, hungry, starving poor,
Where mercy spreads her bounteous store
2 There Jesus stands with open arms;
Though guilt restrains-and fear alarms,
3 Oh! come, and with his children taste
While hope expects the sweet repast
4 There, with united heart and voice,
Ten thousand thousand souls rejoice, . In songs on earth unknown.
5 And yet ten thousand thousand more
Ye longing souls, the grace adore,
The River of Life.
1 GREAT source of being and of love!
Through desert realms its windings play,
4 Close by its banks, in order fair, The blooming trees of life appear;
Their blossoms fragrant odours give,
5 Flow, wondrous stream! with glory crowned,
S. M. DABALL.
Now the accepted Time.
1 NOW is th' accepted time,
Now is the day of grace;
Now, sinners, come, without delay,
2 Now is th' accepted time,
3 Now is th' accepted time,
S. M. PRATT'S COLL.
1 ALL yesterday is gone!
2 Oh hear his voice to-day,
And harden not your heart:
C. M. WATTS.
Pardon and Sanctification.
1 IN vain we lavish out our lives
The choicest blessings earth can yield
2 But God can every want supply,
3 Come and he'll cleanse our spotted souls, And wash away our stains
In that dear fountain which his Son
4 There shall his sacred Spirit dwell,
5 Thus will he pour salvation down,
C. M. COLLYER.
God's gracious Call to Sinners.
1 RETURN, O wanderer-now return!
Those new desires, which in thee burn,
2 Return, O wanderer-now return!
3 Return, O wanderer--now return!
4 Return, O wanderer-now return!
7s. EPISCOPAL COLL.
Sinners urged to accept the Invitation.
2 Sinners, turn-why will ye die?
3 Will you let him die in vain?
L. M. WATTS.
The Spirit enlightening and renewing. 1 ETERNAL Spirit! we confess And sing the wonders of thy grace; Thy power conveys the blessings down, To Jew and Gentile, through the Son. 2 Enlightened by thy heavenly ray, Our shades and darkness turn to day; Thine inward teachings make us know Our danger and our refuge too. 3 Thy power and glory work within, And break the chains of reigning sin; Our wild, imperious lusts subdue, And form our wretched hearts anew. 4 The troubled conscience knows thy voice; Thy cheering words awake our joys; Thy words allay the stormy windAnd calm the surges of the mind. 223. L. M. PRATT'S COLL.
Descent of the Holy Spirit.
1 BLEST day! when our ascended Lord Fulfilled his own prophetic word; Sent down his Spirit, to inspire
His saints, baptized with holy fire.
2 While by his power these signs were wrought While divers tongues his wisdom taught.
His love one only subject gave-
3 Sure peace with God!-the joy!
Relenting foes his grace receive,
1 OUR blest Redeemer, ere he breathed
A Guide, a Comforter, bequeathed
2 He came in tongues of living flame,
All powerful as the wind he came,
3 He came sweet influence to impart,
While he can find one humble heart,
4 And his that gentle voice we hear,
That checks each fault, that calms each fear, And speaks of heaven.
5 And every virtue we possess,
And every thought of holiness,
6 Spirit of purity and grace,
O make our hearts thy dwelling place,
L. M. WATTS.
The effusion of the Holy Spirit.
1 GREAT was the day, the joy was great, When the divine disciples met;
Whilst on their heads the Spirit came,
2 What gifts, what miracles he gave!
Instead of shields, and spears, and swords. 3 Thus arm'd, he sent the champions forth, From east to west, from south to north;