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3 The gospel bids the sin-sick soul
Look up to Jesus and be whole;
may I know the joyful sound !
Affords the needy sure relief ;
may I know the joyful sound!
132 THE GOSPEL'S WELCOME.
Sing aloud in Jesus' name ;
Beaming in the Saviour's face,
Praise and bless redeeming love.
Banish all your guilty fears ;
Cancelled by redeeming love. 4 Ye, alas ! who long have been
Willing slaves to death and sin,
Stop and taste redeeming love. 5 Welcome all, by sin oppressed,
Welcome to his sacred rest;
Nothing but redeeming love.
When we to his glory come,
That seeks relief for all his woe?
2 How shall we get our crimes forgiven,
Or form our nature fit for heaven?
3 In vain we search, in vain we try,
Till Jesus brings his gospel nigh;
4 This is the pillar of our hope,
That bears our fainting spirits up;
Thy head, my Saviour, and my Lord;
2 In vain the trembling conscience seeks
Some solid ground to rest upon:
3 How well thy blessed truths agree!
How wise and holy thy commands !
4 Should all the forms that men devise
Assault my faith with treacherous art,
And bind the gospel to my heart. 135 ExceLLENCY OF THE GOSPEL. C. M. O!
Instruction's warning voice,
His early, only choice.
Than eastern climes unfold;
Than gems or stores of gold.
Immortal, happy days;
And heavenly crowns displays. 4 And, as her holy labours rise,
So her rewards increase;
And all her paths are peace.
“Blest is the man that hears my word, Keeps daily watch before my gates,
And at my feet for mercy waits.
Immortal wealth and heavenly gain;
Life, and the favour of the Lord.
Does his own soul an injury;
THE GOSPEL FEAST. L M. HOP
OW rich are thy provisions, Lord,
Thy table furnished from above; The fruits of life o'erspread the board,
The o'erflows with heavenly love. 2 Thine ancient family, the Jews,
Were first invited to the feast;
And Gentiles thy salvation taste.
And help was far, and death was nigh;
And every want received supply.
From paths of darkness and despair,
Glad to enjoy thy presence here.
That left the heaven of his abode,
To bring us wanderers back to God? 6 It cost him death to save our lives;
To buy our souls, it cost his own;
Were bought with agonies unknown. 7 Our everlasting love is due
To him that ransomed sinners lost:
The vast expense his love would cost.
Invites his children near; While power and truth, and boundless love,
Display their glories here.
2 Here, in thy gospel's wondrous frame,
Fresh wisdom we pursue ;
Beyond whate'er they knew.
Thy wonders here we trace ;
And shines in Jesus' face.
To our incarnate God;
Its honours in his blood.
Our warmer thoughts employs,
And more exalts our joys.
WARNINGS, INVITATIONS, &c. 139 AWAKENING APPEAL TO THE SINNER L. M. O THOU eternal, glorious Lord,
Thy gracious presence now afford : To all our souls thine influence bring,
While of eternity we sing.
Compared with which our life's a dream;
A deep where all our thoughts are drowned. 3 Eternity! the dread abode
And habitation of our God !
Beyond the reach of mortal sense. 4 But an eternity there is,
Of dreadful woe, or joyful bliss ;