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“ The pastures of eternal love
“ Your dwelling place shall be; “ There shall. ye feed, and ne'er remove,
Who enter in by me.
“ Divine forgiveness on his heart,
“ I'll seal without a fee; “ And to him heay'n itself impart,
Who enters in by me.”
230. Christ's Invitation to the Weary.
COME hither, all ye weary souls,
Ye heavy laden sinners, come; “ I'll give you rest from all your toils,
“ And raise you to my heav'nly home. They shall find rest that learn of me;
“ I'm of a meek and lowly mind; “ But passion rages like a sea,
“ And pride is restless as the wind.
« Bless'd is the man whose shoulders take
My yoke, and bear it with delight; “ My yoke is easy to his neck,
My grace shall make his burden light.”
Jesus, we come at thy command;
With faith and hope, and humble zeal, Resign our spirits to thy hand,
To mould and guide us at thy will.
231. Touching the Hem of Christ's Gar
ment. C. M.
The halt, the blind, the lame,
There's healing in the same.
go; Whose words eternal life convey,
Whose wounds with pardon flow.
And sad beyond degree;
There's healing still for thee.
For Christ is passing by;
Únless ye touch, ye die.
Naaman's sore disease;
In Christ the Prince of Peace,
Speaks pardon to the soul;
Across the conscience roll.
When sin torments thy mind;
In his dear name you'll find.
232. The Gospel joyful Tidings to a Sin
“ Ye lep'rous souls unclean,
“ Shall be exalted high,
“ And brought his Isr'el nigh.
6. Whose souls are drown'd in woe,
“ That gospel grace can shew.
“ Here in the fountain lave;
66 Whom Jesus came to save.”
“ All things in Jesus view;"
Or added thereunto. 233. Come and welcome to Jesus. 8.7.4 Come, ye sinners, poor and wretched,
Weak and wounded, sick and sore; Jesus ready stands to save you,
Full of pity joined with pow'r, He is able, he is able, he is able ;
He is willing, doubt no more.
Ho! ye needy, come, and welcome;
God's free bounty glorify; True belief and true repentance,
Ev'ry grace that brings us nigh, Without money, without money, without
money, Come to Jesus Christ and buy. 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, this he gives you, this he
gives you ; ”Tis the Spirit's rising beam. 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, not the righteous, not the
righteous : Sinners, Jesus came to call. View him grov'ling in the garden ;
Lo! your Maker prostrate lies.
Ilear him cry before he dies,
Sinner, will not this suffice?
Pleads the merits of his blood,
Let no other trust intrude,
None but Jesus, none but Jesus, none but
Sing the praises of the Lamb ;
Sweetly echo with his name. Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Sinners here may sing the same.
234. Breathing after the Influence of Grace.
To keep his statutes still!
To know and do his will !
Thy law. upon my heart!
Nor act the liar's. part.
Let no corrupt design,
Within this soul of mine. Order my footsteps by thy word,
And make my heart sincere ; Let sin have no dominion, Lord,
But keep my conscience clear.