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9 Tho' he was dead before, behold,
The Saviour quickens whom the
Henceforth must sin lie vanquish'd
at his feet;
Thro' faith in Jesus he shall victory
10 How pleasing 'tis a new-born
soul to view,
How doth its happiness our own re-
Might all the power of Christ's
And know the virtue of his dying
MY Saviour sinners doth receive,
Whom, with sin's galling load op-
Norman nor angel can relieve,
Who have no hope to be redressed;
Who loathe the world and all its
Dread wrath divine and mourn for
On whom the law pronounceth sen-
Condemn'd to hell in their own con-
Such wretched sinners find re-
Since Jesus sinners doth receive.
2 The fondest mother cannot have
Towards her darling such affection
As Jesus show'd vile man to save:
His love exceedeth our conception:
He left his throne and blest abode,
To bear the sinner's heavy load;
And since he thro' his death and
Hath made an all-sufficient offering,
Our debt is paid, and we may live;
For Jesus sinners doth receive.
3 Now is his sympathizing heart
A refuge for the most distressed;
He freely pardon will impart;
By him their debt is quite erased:
His blood, like the ocean without
Their sins hath swallow'd up and
The Holy Ghost to them is given,
Who leads them in the path to hea-
And prompts them always to be-
That Jesus sinners doth receive.
4 They by the Father are esteem’d,
When thus presented by our Sa-
Heal’d by his wounds, from sin re-
They prove the Father's love and
He owns them as his sons and heirs,
And all he hath their own declares;
Eternal life they now inherit,
Procur'd for them by Jesus' merit:
He dwells in them, in him they
Since Jesus sinners doth receive.
5 Might all his loving heart but see,
And know his bowels of compas-
To sinners straying carelessly,
Or such as mourning seek salva-
Him, when on earth, 'midst sinners
Zaccheus tastes his saving grace;
He comforts Magdalen in affliction,
Regards her tears & deep conviction;
Her sins, tho' many, he forgives:
My Saviour sinners poor receives.
6 Behold how he with Peter dealt;
Tho' deep his fall, he show'd him
Not only when on earth he dwelt
Was he a sin-forgiving Saviour;
No, he is still the very same,
Just, good, and merciful his name;
As he was in humiliation,
So is he still in exaltation:
Repenting souls, you may believe,
Our Saviour sinners doth receive.
7 Come, sinners, come, tho' vile and base; f Returning prodigals he meeteth ; He freely offers them his grace, Them with a pardoning kiss he greeteth: Why wilt thou stand in thy own way? Why wilfully be Satan's prey? Wilt thou sin's drudge remain for ever, Tho' he appear'd thee to deliver? Do not delay, sin's service leave, Since Jesus sinners will receive.
8 Come, ye that heavy laden are, Come, weary, void of self-assistance: Tho' doubting, ready to despair, Come but to him without resistance : Behold his heart with love replete, Full of desire the worst to meet; Long hath he sought for you tho' wretched, [ed: You to embrace hisarms outstretchO come to him, believe, and live; My Saviour sinners doth receive. 9 Object not, I'm a wretch too base, Too oft his goodness I have slighted, Too often spurned at his grace, I, who was generously invited: Is your repentance now sincere? Your sorrow genuine? do not fear; His power & mercy are unbounded, None, trusting him, was eler confounded: [lieve; He saves whom none else can reMy Saviour sinners doth receive.
10 Think not, 'tis time enough, nor Say, [sure, God, who is gracious beyond meaShuts not the door of grace to-day; I'll first enjoy some carnal pleasure: No, God forbid, if you are wise, Grace offer'd now, do not despise:
Who slights to-day the invitation,
May ever miss of his salvation: Come now to Jesus, come and live; To-day he sinners doth receive.
11 Draw me, a sinner, unto thee,
Thou sinners' Friend, thou gra-
Grant I and all may ardently
Desire thy pardon, peace, & favour:
And when temptations will assail,
Let thine almighty grace prevail:
May none who feel sin's condemna-
Neglect thy generous invitation;
But all experience and believe,
That Jesus sinners doth receive.
SINNERS, come, the Saviour see,
Hands, feet, side, & temples view;
See him bleeding on the tree;
See, his heart is pierc'd for you:
View awhile, then haste away,
Find a thousand more, and say,
Come, ye sinners, come with me,
View him bleeding on the tree.
2 Who would still such mercy grieve?
Sinners, hear instruction mild;
Doubt no more, but now believe,
Each become a little child;
Artful doubts and reasonings be
Nail'd with Jesus to the tree;
Mourning souls who simple are,
Surely shall the blessing share.
3 Through his poverty the poor
May eternal riches gain;
Open'd is heaven's mercy-door;
None that come, need comein vain:
Here now freely take who will,
Each poor sinner take his fill;
Rich in grace hereby commence,
Blush no more for indigence.
4 They who search their hearts with
And the blame their own confess,
In the Lamb's redemption share,
To his wounds have free access:
Who in truth themselves believe
Chief of sinners, yet receive
Full forgiveness, peace, and rest,
Pardoning grace can relish best.
5 Cover'd with a holy shame, Pardon'd sinners they remain:
Yet their freedom they proclaim, Their adoption they maintain:
COME, ye sinners, poor & wretched,
Weak and wounded, sick and sore,
Jesus ready stands to save you,
Full of pity, love, and power:
He is able, ::
He is willing, doubt no more.
2 Ho, ye needy, come and welcome;
God's free bounty glorify:
True belief, and true repentance,
Every grace that brings us nigh,
Without money, ill:
Come to Jesus Christ and buy.
3 Come, ye weary, heavy-laden,
Lost and ruin’d by the fall;
If ye tarry till ye're better,
Ye will never come at all:
Not the righteous, ::
Sinners Jesus came to call.
4 Let not conscience make you
Nor of fitness fondly dream;
All the fitness he requireth,
Is to feel your need of him:
This he gives you; ;|:
'Tis the Spirit's glimmering beam.
5 Agonizing in the garden,
Lo, your Maker prostrate lies:
On the bloody tree behold him,
Hear him cry, before he dies,
“It is finish'd;”:'':
Sinners, will not this suffice?
6 Lo, the incarnate God, ascended,
Pleads the merit of his blood:
Venture on him, venture freely,
Let no other trust intrude;
None but Jesus:ll:
Can do helpless sinners good.
He has pardon to impart,
Grace to save thee from thy fears
See the love that fills his heart,
And wipe away thy tears.
2 why art thou afraid to come,
And tell him all thy case ?
He will not pronounce thy doom,
Nor frown thee from his face:
Wilt thou fear Immanuel ?
Wilt thou dread the Lamb of
Who, to save thy soul from hell,
Has shed his precious blood?
3 Think how on the cross he hung,
Pierc'd with a thousand wounds:
Hark, from each, as with a tongue,
The voice of pardon sounds;
See from all his opened veins
Blood of wondrous virtue flow,
Shed to wash away thy stains,
And ransom thee from Woe.
4 Though his majesty be great,
His mercy is no less;
Though he thy transgressions hate,
He feels for thy distress:
By himself the Lord has sworn,
He delights not in thy death ;
But invites thee to return,
That thou mayst live by faith.
5 Raise thy downcast eyes and see
What throngs his throne sur-
These, tho' sinners once like thee,
Have full salvation found:
Yield not then to unbelief, [room;”
While he says, “There yet is
Though of sinners thou art chief,
Since Jesus calls thee, come.
275. T. 22. COME, sinners, to the gospel-feast; Let every soul be Jesus' guest; Not one of you need stay behind: His gospel calleth to mankind.
2 Attend, the gospel-trumpet sounds, Calls sinners from earth's farthrest bounds; The year of jubilee is come:– return, ye ransom'd sinners, home.
3 Come, all ye souls by sin opprest, Ye wanderers, who are seeking rest; The poor, the maim’d, the halt, the blind, With Christ a hearty welcome find.