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2 Come, Holy Ghost, my soul inspire,
Christ's flock, and us to bliss conductest,
Who noblest gifts to grant didst deign A pledge that I'm an heir of heav'n. To th' apostles, thine anointed,
By thee for that great work appointed 3 Grant me th' indisputable seal, To teach, reprove and comfort men,
That ascertains the kingdom mine! And freely offer grace
Lord, have mercy!
XIII. Of God's Call of Grace to the unconverted Sinner.
15 « Tho' then unborn, tho' not in
person there, Teach us, O Lord! the cross's " Yet in that act of
thou hast à mystery,
share; And grant us docile hearts to learn of " Pardon of sin was then for thee prothee;
cur'd, Thou art as full of love to fallen man, “ When Jesus death for ev'ry man en. As when for our redemption thou wast dur'd. slain.
6 “ For all who flee from Sinai's fiery 2 " I thirst,” thou didst upon the cross
“And look to Calv'ry's sacrifice by And on thy throne, thy thirst is still
faith, the same;
“ The Judge supreme, to whom all Not for the blood of foes who scorn
pow'r is giv'n, thy love,
« Ordaineth pardon, happiness and But that they may thy pard’ning mer
heav'n, cy prove. 3. Thou hast no pleasure in the sin-| 7 " Just as thou art, to Jesus come, ner's death,
and live ; But callest him to come & live by faith; "Repenting sinners Jesus will receive; Thou sendest messengers of peace
“ Be thou e'er so corrupt and stain'd
Fear not, his precious blood can
wash thee clean,"
8 Who finds that sin hath quite o'er" The Lord did penance on the cross's spread his soul,
That his own efforts ne'er can make "Thereby he triumph'd over sin and
him whole, hell,
Helpless at Jesus' feet resolves to lie, " And gain'd for thee a right in heav'n Jesus hath sworn that sinner shall not to dwell.
9 Tho' he was dead before, behold, 4 They by the Father are esteem'd, he lives,
When thus presented by our Saviour; The Saviour quick’ning, whom the Heal'd by his wounds, from sin redeem'd Father gives ;
They prove the Father's love & favor; Henceforth must sin lie vanquish'd at He owns them as his sons and heirs, his feet,
And all he hath their own declares; Thro' faith in Jesus, he shall vict'ry Eternal life they now inherit, meet.
Procur'd for them by Jesus' merit; 10 How pleasing 'tis, a new-born He dwells in them, in him they live, soul to view,
Since Jesus sinners doth receive. How doth its happiness our own renew! 5 Might all his loving heart but see, Might all the pow'r of Christ's atone- And know his bowels of compassion
To sinners, straying carelessly, And know the virtue of his dying love!
Or such as mourning seek salvation:
Him, whenon earth’midst sinners trace; 236. * T. 217
Zaccheus takes his saving grace; My Saviour sinners doth receive, He comforts Magd'len in affliction, Whom, with sin's galling load op- Regards her tears and deep conviction, pressed,
Her sins, tho' many, he forgives; No man nor angel can relieve, My Saviour sinners poor receives.
Who have no hope to be redressed; Who loathe the world and all its
6 Behold how he with Peter dealt,
ways, Dread wrath divine, and mourn for
Tho' deep his fall, he show'd him
favor. grace ; On whom the law pronounceth sen
Not only when on earth he dwelt
Was he a sin-forgiving Saviour; tence, Condemn'd to hell in their own con
No, he is still the very same, science;
Just, good and merciful his name; Such wretched sinners find reprieve,
As he was in humiliation,
So is he still in exaltation. Since Jesus sinners doth receive.
Repenting souls, you may believe, 2 The fondest mother cannot have
Our Saviour sinners doth receive.
7 Come, sinners, come, tho' vile and His love exceedeth our conception. He left his throne and blest abode,
Returning prodigals he meeteth; To bear the sinner's heavy load.
He freely offers them his grace, Since he now thro' his death & suff'ring
Them with a pard’ning kiss he Hath made an all-sufficient oft'ring,
greeteth. Our debt is paid, and we may
Why wilt thou stand in thy own way? For Jesus sinners doth receive.
Why wilfully be Satan's prey ?
Wilt thou sin's drudge remain for ever, 3 Now is his sympathizing heart A refuge for the most distressed;
Tho' he appear'd thee to deliver ? He freely pardon will impart;
Do not delay, sin's service leave,
Since Jesus sinners will receive.
Come but to him without resistance.
Long hath he sought for you though 2 Who would still such mercy grieve? wretched,
Sinners ! 'hear instruction mild,
Naild with Jesus to the tree ; 9 Object not, “ I'm a wretch too base,
Too oft his goodness I have slighted. Mourning souls, who simple are,
Surely shall the blessing share.
May eternal riches gain;
sinner take his fill; He saves whom nought elsecan relieve; Rich in grace hereby commence, My Saviour sinners doth receive. Blush no more for indigence. 10 Think not, " 'tis time enough," | 4 They who search their hearts with “God who is gracious beyond mea. And the blame their own confess,
In the Lamb's redemption share, Shuts not the door of grace to-day ; To his wounds have free access.
I'll first enjoy some carnal pleasure." They, who deem'd themselves the chief No, God forbid ! if you are wise, Grace, offer'd now, do not despise.
Of all sinners, and receive Who slights to-day the invitation,
Full forgiveness, peace and rest,
Pard’ning grace can relish best.
Yet their freedom they proclaim,
Their adoption they maintain, Saviour;
Soon as we begin to cease Grant I, and all may ardently
Trusting in our righteousness,
All within is peace and life.
238. T. 585. Neglect thy gen’rous invitation,
experience and believe COME, yesinners, poor and wretched, That Jesus sinners doth receive ! Weak and wounded, sick and sore!
Jesus ready stands to save you, 237.* T, 205.
Full of pity, love and pow'r :
He is able, :1 SINNERS! come, the Saviour see,
He is willing ; doubt no more. Hands, feet, side, and temples view; See him bleeding on the tree, 2 Ho! ye needy, come and welcome; See his heart is pierc'd for you!
God's free bounty glorify: View awhile, then haste away,
True belief, and true repentance, Find a thousand more, and say, Ev'ry grace that brings us nigh, Come, ye sinners, come with me,
'Without money, :/: View him bleeding on the tree. Come to Jesus Christ and buy.
3 Come, ye weary, heavy-laden, 13 Think how on the cross he hung, Lost and ruin'd by the fall,
Pierc'd with a thousand wounds! · If ye tarry till ye're better,
Hark, from each as with a tongue Ye will never come at all,
The voice of pardon sounds! Not the righteous, :fl: See, from all his bursting veins, Sinners Jesus came to call.
Blood, of wondrous virtue, flow! 4. Let not conscience make you linger,
Shed to wash away thy stains,
And ransom thee from woe.
4 Tho' his majesty be great, Is to feel your need of him;
His mercy is no less;
Tho' he thy transgressions hate,
By himself the Lord hath sworn,
He delights not in thy death;
But invites thee to return,
That thou may'st live by faith
5 Raise thy downcast eyes, and see Sinner, will not this suffice ?
What throngs his throne surround!
These, thoʻsinners once like thee, 6 Lo! th' incarnate God ascended
Have full salvation found : Pleads the merit of his blood;
Yield not then to unbelief! Venture on him, venture freely,
While he saith," there yet is room;" Let no other trust intrude;
Tho' of sinners thou art chief,
Since Jesus calls thee, come,
T. 22. Sing the praises of the Lamb;
COME, sinners, to the gospel-feast; While the blissful seats of heaven
Let ev'ry soul be Jesus' guest; Sweetly echo with his name: Not one of you need stay behind; Hallelujah! :/:
His gospel calleth to mankind. Sinners, here, may sing the same.
2 Attend! the gospel trumpet sounds,
Callssinners from earthsfarthest bounds, 239.
The year of Jubilee is come! SINNER, hear thy Saviour's call, Return, ye ransom'd sinners, home. He now is passing by;
3 Come all ye souls by sin opprest, He hath seen thy grievous thrall, Ye wand'rers, who are seeking rest;
And heard thy mournful cry: The poor, the maim'd, the halt, the blind, He hath pardon to impart,
With Christ a hearty welcome find. Grace to save thee from thy fears;
4 The message as from God receive; See the love that fills his heart,
Ye all may come to Christ and live; And wipe away thy tears.
O let his love your hearts constrain, 2 Why art thou afraid to come, Nor suffer him to die in vain ! And tell him all thy case?
5 His love is mighty to compel; He will not pronounce thy doom,
His conqu’ring love consent to feel: Nor frown thee from his face:
Yield to his love's almighty pow's, Wilt thou fear Immanuel ? Wilt thou dread the Lamb of God, And strive against your God no more.
6 See him set forth before your eyes,, Who, to save thy soul from hell, Hath shed his precious blood?
A precious bleeding sacrifice! ..
His offer'd benefits embrace, 15 In search of empty joys below,
Ye toil with unavailing strife: 7 This is the time, no more delay;
Whither, ah! whither would ye go?
Christ hath the words of endless life. This is the acceptable day: Come in this moment, at his call, 6 To you he calls,“ my goodness And live for him, who dy'd for all ! prove,
My promises for all are free: 241. T. 22.
O taste my everlasting love,
And let your souls delight in me." SINNERS, obey the Gospel word! Haste to the supper of the Lord : Be wise to know your gracious day!
T. 205. All things are ready; come away!
SINNERS, hear the joyful news,
God, your Maker, is your Friend: 2 Ready the Father is to own,
Think not, that his wrath pursues,
That his curses you attend.
" I do not desire
your death, 3 Ready the Spirit to impart " Rather, rather would I see Grace to subdue the stubborn heart;
sinner turn to me.' To shed Christ's love in you abroad,
2 O then turn to him, and live, And witness you are born of God.
Turn to him with all your woe ; 4 Ready for you the angels wait, He is ready to forgive, To triumph in your blest estate:
Ready blessings to bestow.
Jesus casteth none behind,
YE sinners, in the gospel trace 242. T. 22.
The Friend and Saviour of mankind; Ho! ev'ry one that thirsts, draw nigh,
Not one of all th' apostate race,
But may in lim salvation find. 'Tis God invites man's fallen race ; Histhoughts,his words,&actions prove, Salvation without money buy,
His life and death-that God is love! Buy wine, and milk, and gospel-grace,
2 Behold the Lamb of God, who bears 2 Come to the living waters, come, The sins of all the world away; Sinners, obey your Maker's call;
A seryant's form he meekly wears, Return, ye weary wand'rers, home,
He dwells within a house of clay: God's grace
in Christ is free for all. His glory thro' a veil is seen, 3 Ye heavy laden, sin-sick souls, And God with God, is man with men. See from the Rock a fountain rise ;
3 Behold our God incarnate stands, For you in healing streams it rolls
And calls his wand'ring creatures From Jesus, made a sacrifice !
home; 4 Nothing you in exchange need give; He all day long spreads out his hands ;
Leave all you are, and have, behind: Come, weary souls, to Jesus come: Thankful the gift of God receive,
Thoye be e'er so much opprest, Pardon and peace in Jesus find. Believe, and he will give you rest.