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The trumpet of the gospel sounds,
With an inviting voice.

o 2 Ho! all ye hungry, starving souls,
Who feed upon the wind,-

e And vainly strive, with earthly toys, To fill an empty mind:

o 3 Eternal wisdom has prepar'd
A soul reviving feast;

And bids your longing appetites
The rich provision taste.

o 4 Ho! ye who pant for living streams,
And pine away, and die;


o Here you may quench your raging thirst,
With springs that never dry.

o 5 Rivers of love, and mercy here,
In a rich ocean join ;
Salvation, in abundance, flows,
Like floods of milk and wine.

d 6 (Ye perishing and naked poor,
Who work with mighty pain,
To weave a garment of your own,
That will not hide your sin ;—
7 Come naked-and adorn your souls
In robes prepar'd by God;
Wrought by the labours of his Son,
And dyed in his own blood.)

e 8 (Dear God! the treasures of thy love
Are everlasting mines;

Deep as our helpless miseries are,
And boundless as our sins!)

o 9 The happy gates of gospel grace
Stand open night and day:
-Lord, we are come to seek supplies,
And drive our wants away.

HYMN 8. C. M. Mear. [*]
The Safety of the Church. Isa. xxvi, 1, 6.
1H Where we adoring stand;
OW honourable is the place,

Zion, the glory of the earth,

And beauty of the land!

a 2 Bulwarks of mighty grace defend The city where we dwell;

The walls of strong salvation made,
Defy th' assaults of hell.

s 3 Lift up the everlasting gates,
The doors wide open fling;

d Enter, ye nations, that obey The statutes of our King.

o 4 Here shall you taste unmingled joys,
And live in perfect peace;

You who have known Jehovah's name,
And ventur'd on his grace.

o 5 Trust in the Lord, forever trust,
And banish all your fears:

Strength in the Lord Jehovah dwells,
Eternal as his years.

d 6 What though the rebels dwell on high;
His arm shall bring them low:
Low as the caverns of the grave,
Their lofty heads shall bow.

7 On Babylon our feet shall tread,
In that rejoicing hour;

The ruins of her wall shall spread
A pavement for the poor.]

HYMN 9. C. M.

Proffered Grace. Isa. lv, 1, 2;

Zion. [*]

Zech. xiii, 1; Mic

vii, 19; Ezek. xxxvi, 25, &c.

e 1 1 N vain we lavish out our lives,
To gather empty wind;

The choicest blessings, earth can yield,
Will starve a hungry mind.

o 2 Come-and the Lord shall feed our souls,
With more substantial meat;
With such as saints in glory love,
With such as angels eat.

-3 Our God will every want supply
And fill our hearts with peace;
He gives, by cov'nant and by oath,
The riches of his grace.

o 4 Come, and he'll cleanse our spotted souls,
And wash away our stains-

e In the dear fountain, that his Son,Pour'd from his dying veins.

5 [Our guilt shall vanish all away, Though black as hell before;

Our sins shall sink beneath the sea,

And shall be found no more.

6 And lest pollution should o'erspread
Our inward pow'rs again,

His spirit shall bedew our souls
Like purifying rain.]

d7 Our heart, that flinty, stubborn thing,
That terrours cannot move,-

That fears no threat'nings of his wrath-
Shall be dissolv'd by love.

-8 Or he can take the flint away,
That would not be refin'd;

And, from the treasures of his grace,
Bestow a softer mind.

9 There shall his sacred Spirit dwell,
And deep engrave his law;
And ev'ry motion of our souls
To swift obedience draw.

o 10 Thus will he pour salvation down,
And we shall render praise ;

d We-the dear people of his love, And He-our God of grace.

HYMN 10. S. M. Newton. St. Thomas's. [*] The Blessedness of Gospel Times. Isa. v, 2, 7, 8, 9, 10; Matt. xiii, 16, 17.




[OW beauteous are their feet,

Who stand on Zion's hill! Who bring salvation on their tongues, And words of peace reveal!

2 How charming is their voice! How sweet their tidings are! 0 Zion, behold thy Saviour-King, "He reigns and triumphs here!"


o 3 How happy are our ears,

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That hear this joyful sound!-Which kings and prophets waited for, And sought but never found!

4 How blessed are our eyes, That see this heav'nly light! e Prophets and kings desir'd it long, But dy'd without the sight!

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5 The watchmen join their voice,
And tuneful notes employ;

o Jerusalem breaks forth in songs,
And deserts learn the joy.


6 The Lord makes bare his arm,
Through all the earth abroad

Let ev'ry nation now behold

Their Saviour and their God.


HYMN 11. L. M. Old Hundred. [*] The Sovereignty of Grace. Luke x, 21, 22. 1 HERE was an hour when Christ rejoic'd,

Tand spoke his joy in words of praise:

"Father, I thank thee, mighty God,

"Lord of the earth and heav'ns and seas. 2"I thank thy sov'reign pow'r and love, "That crowns my doctrine with success; "And makes the babes in knowledge learn "The heights, and breadths, and lengths of grace.

3"But all this glory lies conceal'd

"From men of prudence and of might;
"The prince of darkness blinds their eyes,
"And their own pride resists the light.

4 "Father, 'tis thus, because thy will
"Chose and ordain'd it should be so;
""Tis thy delight t' abase the proud,
"And lay the haughty scorner low.

5 "There's none can know the Father right,
"But those who learn it from the Son;
"Nor can the Son be well receiv'd,
"But where the Father makes him known.

6 Then let our souls adore our God,
Who deals his graces as he please;
Nor gives to mortals an account,
Or of his actions or decrees.

HYMN 12. C. M. St. Ann's. [*]

Free Grace in revealing Christ. Luke x, 21.
ESUS the man of constant grief,

1 [


A mourner all his days,—

His spirit once rejoic'd aloud,
And turn'd his joy to praise.

d 2 "Father, I thank thy wondrous love,
"That hath reveal'd thy Son
"To men unlearned; and to babes -
"Has made thy gospel known.

3 "The myst'ries of redeeming grace
"Are hidden from the wise;

"While pride and carnal reas'nings join "To swell and blind their eyes."

4 Thus does the Lord of heav'n and earth
His great decrees fulfil;

And orders all his works of grace,
By his own sov'reign will.]


HYMN 13. L. M.

Castle-Street. [*]

The Son of God incarnate. Isa. ix, 2, 6, 7.
Tow have beheld a heav'nly light;
HE lands, that long in darkness lay,

Nations that sat in death's cold shade,
Are bless'd with beams divinely bright.
o 2 The virgin's promis'd Son is born;
Behold the expected child appear!
What shall his names, or titles, be?
d 3 (This infant is the mighty God,
Come to be suckled and ador'd:
Th' eternal Father, Prince of peace,'
The Son of David, and his Lord.)
4 The goverment of earth and seas
Upon his shoulders shall be laid:
g His wide dominions shall increase,
And honours to his name be paid.
o 5 Jesus, the holy Child, shall sit,
High on his father David's throne ;-
Shall crash his foes beneath his feet,
And reign to ages yet unknown.]

HYMN 14. L. M. Gloucester. Newcourt. [*] Christ's unchangeable Love. Rom. viii, 33, &c. THO shall the Lord's elect condemn?

1W Tis God who justifies their souls;

And mercy, like a mighty stream,
O'er all their sins divinely rolls.

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