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111 PART II. L. M. Lebanon, 79, 5 'Let all that will approach, Seek ye my face. Ps. xxvii. 8.
The water freely take;
Free from my opening heart it flows, I TEHOVAH speaks ; ' Seek ye my face!' |
Your raging thirst to slake.'
us grace; 6 With thankful hearts we come 'I 'll seek thy face'-thy Spirit give!
To taste the offer'd grace ; O let me see thy face and live.
And call on all that hear to join 2 I'll wait ; perhaps my Lord may come; The trial and the praise.
(If I turn back how sad my doom !) And, begging, in his way I'll lie
Till the sweet hour he passeth by. 1114 PART V. 7's. Aldwinkle, 312. 3 Daily I'll seek with cries and tears,
Come and welcome. HAWEIS.
FROM the Mount of Calvary,
T Where the Saviour deign'd to die,
What melodious sounds I hear, 4 But canst thou, Lord ! see all my pain, Bursting on my ravish'd earlAnd bid me seek thy face in vain ?
Love's redeeming work is done! Thou wilt not, canst not, me deceive,- COME AND WELCOME SINNER COME The soul that seeks thy face shull live.
| 2 Sprinkled now with blood the throne,
Why beneath thy burdens groan?
All the curse on me was laid ;
Bow the knee, and kiss the Son, l' COME now,' ye sinners, saith the
COME AND WELCOME, SINNER, COME Lord, And hear my kind inviting word; 3 'Now behold the festal board Come, reason with me,' and embrace
With its richest dainties stored : The plenitude of gospel grace.
To thy Father's bosom press'd,
Once again a child confess'd, 2 I give the new, the feeling heart,
From his house no more to roam ; The godly grief, the pleasing smart.
COME AND WELCOME, SINNER, COME!" The faith that tells your sins forgiven,
The sighs that waft your souls to heaven3 The guiltless shame, the sweet distress, 1115 PART 1. 8. 7. 4. Helmsley, 22). The conscience clad with tenderness,
Come and welcome. HAET The genuine meek humility, The wonder, “Why such love to me?'
man 1 MOME, ye sinners, poor and wretchell
1 Weak and wounded, sick and sure. 4 I give, with every saving grace,
Jesus ready stands to save you, Super-angelic righteousness;
Full of pity join'd with power; The pardon ratified with blood,
He is able, The right to heaven, enthroned with God. ||
He is willing: doubt no more. 5 O rich bequests! and are they free? (2 Come, ye thirsty, come and welcome; Lord, grant, 0 grant them all to me;
God's free bounty glorify:
Every grace that brings us nigh
Without money, 114. PART IV. S.M. Henley, 38. Come to Jesus Christ, and buy. The water of life. DODDRIDGE. 3 Let not conscience make you linger;
Nor of fitness fondly dream: 1 ITOW free the fountain flows
All the fitness he requireth, 11 Of endless life and joy!
Is to feel your need of him : That spring which no confinement knows,
This he gives you; Whose waters never cloy!
'Tis his Spirit's rising beam. 2 How sweet the accents sound
4 Come, ye weary, heavy laden, From the Redeemer's tongue!
Lost and ruin'd by the fall! Assemble, all ve nations round,
If you tarry till you're better, In one obedient throng.
You will never come at all : 3 The Spirit bears the call
Not the righteous,-
Sinners, Jesus came to call.
On the ground your Maker lies! 4 Ho, every thirsty soul,
On the bloody tree behold him:
Hear him cry before he dies,
Sinner, will not this suffice?
But inte spet rebe
6 Lo, th' incarnate God ascended, | 3 Hast thou an arm like God most high, Pleads the merit of his blood:
In equal war with him to meet ? Venture on him, venture wholly,
Canst thou his thunderbolts defy ? Let no other trust intrude;
Or quench his flames beneath thy feet? None but Jesus
4 Deluded worm !-beware in time; Can do helpless sinners good.
Now let the fatal contest cease; ? Saints and angels, join'd in concert, Confess thy guilt, abhor thy crime, Sing the praises of the Lamb;
And humbly sue for terms of peace. While the blissful seats of heaven
15 Peace is proclaim'd! O bless the sound Sweetly echo with his name!
Of pardon bought with blood divine: Hallelujah!
God has himself the ransom found, Sinners here may sing the same.
Which could atone for sins like thine.
| 6 Embrace him with ecstatic joy; PART II. 8. 7.4. Painswick, 162.
His praise proclaim with every breath : The gospel message. FOUNTAIN. Who him reject their souls destroy ;
Who hate him are in love with death. "IOINNERS, vou are now addressed In the name of Christ our Lord;
PART IV. L. M. New Sabbath, 122. He hath sent a message to you,
The unworthy not unwelcome; Pay attention to his word;
but mude willing. He hath sent it, Pay attention to his word.
1 Uow sweet thy invitations be!
II But are they, Lord, for such as we? 2 Think what you have all been doing,
We, who transgressors are, and vile, Think what rebels you have been;
And most unworthy of thy smile?
2 Unworthy of the ground we tread, All your actions
The liquid drop, the crumb of bread ;-One continued scene of sin.
Of sight, of hearing, feeling, taste,
Then much more of thy saying grace. 3 Yet your long-abused Sovereign Sends to you a message mild,
3 But thou didst once a feast prepare, Loth to execute his vengeance,
And all around were welcome there; Prays you to be reconciled:
Those who obey'd the festive call, Hear him woo you,-
And those who would not come at all. 'Sinners, now be reconciled.'
4 Yet though we all unworthy be, 4 Pardon now is freely publish'd
Are we unwelcome, Lord, to thee? Through a Mediator's blood;
For thou invitest us to come, Who hath died to make atonement
And find in thee our blissful home. And appease the wrath of God!
5 We hail thv invitations, Lord, Wondrous mercy!
These are our welcome in thy word; See it flows through Jesus' blood !
But higher praise is yet thy due, 5 In his name you are entreated
If thou hast made us willing too. To accept this act of grace;
6 (Let others know th' attractive day, This the day of your acceptance,
And never more perversely say, Listen to the terms of peace :
We WILL NOT come for life to Thee
But, WE WILL to the Saviour flee.] Listen to the terms of peace.
| 7 As all are welcome to thy grace, Having thus, then, heard the message, Th' unworthiest of the human race ; All with heavenly mercy fraught;
Make thousands willing, Lord, we pray. Go, and tell the gracious Jesus
Draw them by cords of love to-day. If you will be saved or not: Sav, poor sinner,
PART V. L. M. China. 300. Will you now be saved or not?
The Samaritan woman,
INOW if I visit Jacob's well,
He'll freely give the vital stream- (there
Where he is, living waters are. I WHY, thoughtless sinner, wilt thou die? 2 My fainting soul shall thirst no more
Can the internal regions charm? For sensual streams of bliss below, Or wilt thou vet believe the lie,
When I have tasted those rich springs, That sin can do thy soul no harm?
Which into life and glory flow. God has pronounced the sinner's doom; 3 'Tis without money, without price, In ruin soon his course must end :
My soul may richly take her fill; Wilt thou on peace in sin presume?
None shall be empty sent away, Or on what confidence depend?
For all may come and draw that will
I leave my pitcher at the well,
2 Turn to Christ your longing eyes, And haste my numerous friends to bring, View his bloody sacrifice: That we may all together go,
See through him your sins forgiven; And drink of that delightful spring. Pardon, holiness, and heaven; Lord, let them taste as I have done,
Glorify the King of kings,
Take the peace the gospel brings.
Part I. C.M. Crowle, 3.
Let the wicked forsake his way.
Isa. v. 7. FAWCETT. The wanderer invited. C. WESLEY. 1 WEARY souls, that wander wide
WINNERS, the voice of God regard; From the central point of bliss,
'Tis mercy speaks to-day; Turn to Jesus crucified,
He calls you by his sov'reign word, Fly to those dear wounds of his :
From sin's destructive way. Sink into the purple flood,
2 Like the rough sea that cannot rest, Rise into the life of God.
You live devoid of peace; 2 Find in Christ the way of peace,
A thousand stings within your breast Peace, unspeakable, unknown:
Deprive your souls of ease. By his pain he gives you ease,
3 Your way is dark and leads to hell; Life by his expiring groan :
Why will you persevere? Rise, exalted by his fall;
Can you in endless torments dwell, Find in Christ your all in all.
Shut up in black despair ? 3 O believe the record true,
4 Why will you in the crooked ways God to you his Son has given;
of sin and folly go? Ye may now be happy too,
In pain you travel all your days
To reap immortal woe!
5 But he that turns to God shall live
Through his abounding grace; PART VII. 7.6. Deptford. 124. His mercy will the guilt forgive 1 Seeking souls encouraged.NEWTON.
Of those that seek his face. I SINNER, hear the Saviour's call,
1 6 Bow to the sceptre of his word, He now is passing by;
Renouncing every sin; He has seen thy grievous thrall,
Submit to him, your soy'reign Lord, And heard thy mournful cry,
And learn his will divine. He has pardons to impart,
7 His love exceeds your highest thoughts And grace to save from fears;
He pardons like a God; See the love that fills his heart,
He will forgive your numerous faults, And wipe away thy tears.
Through a Redeemer's blood. 2 Why art thou afraid to come, And tell him all thy case?
PART II. L. M. Hamburgh, 340. He will not pronounce thy doom,
Angels hastened Lot. Gen. xix. 15. Nor frown thee from his face. Wilt thou fear Emmanuel ?
1 LASTEN, O sinner, to be wise. Or dread the Lamb of God,
11 And stay not for the morrow's sun; Who, to save thy soul from hell,
The longer wisdom you despise, Has shed his precious blood ?
The harder is she to be won. Raise thy downcast eyes, and see
| 20 hasten mercy to implore, What throngs his throne surround!
And stay not for the morrow's sun, These, though sinners once like thee,
For fear thy season should be o'er Have full salvation found.
Before this evening's stage be run. Yield not then to unbelief; He says, "There yet is room :'
3 0 hasten, sinner, to return, Though of sinners thou art chief,
And stay not for the morrow's sun, Since Jesus calls thee, come.
For fear thy lamp should fail to burn
Before the needful work is done. 115 Part VIII. 7's. Turin, 244.
4 O hasten, siuner, to be blest, Sinners invited.
And stay not for the morrow's sun, I VE that in these courts are found,
For fear the curse should thee arrest 1 List'ning to the joyful sound;
Before the morrow is begun. Lost and helpless as ye are,
5 () Lord, do thou the sinner turn! Sons of sorrow, sin, and care;
Now rouse him from his senseless state! Glorify the King of kings,
O let him not thy counsel spurn, Take the peace the gospel brings.
Nor rue his fatal choice too late!
Mesolve it hint hearte thy sin
16 PART III. L. M. Rowles, 73. 5 To Jesus may we fly, The strait gate. GREGG.
Swift as the morning light;
Lest life's young golden beams should ISTRAIT is the gate; but Jesus cries, In sudden endless night.
(die Sinner, set forth and reach the skies; The seats of bliss I long to fill, Here's room for thousands, millions still.
PART VI. L.M. Coombs's, 45. 2 What can th' invited sinner say?
The union of duty and felicity. Say this:-'Behold, I come away! I M Y soul, aspire to all the height I will provoke thy love no more ;
A1 Of love, and duty, and delight; O do not rise and shut the door!'
While thou art found in this employ, 3 Say this, and heaven, with new-raised song, I
Thou shalt a smiling God enjoy. Shall hail, and bid thee come along;
2 Hear while he speaks,' he speaks to-day; No!' cries the sinner, with disdain,
Pray while he hears,' unceasing pray; "If Jesus calls, he calls in vain.'
Believe his promises,' and then 4 Jesus the slighted call renew's:
Obey, while he commands.'-Amen. ( sinner, canst thou still refuse ? , Then to yon wider gate repair;
116 PART VII. 104th. Hanover, 130. Go, and resolve to enter there.
The same. 5 Resolve it not :-to Jesus fly,
'WEAR God while he speaks,' then hear him With breaking heart, and streaming eye; |
1 to-day; With crimson shame thy sins deplore,
And pray while he hears,' unceasingly pray ;
Believe in his promise,' rely on his word, Then he'll not rise and shut the door.
And, 'while he commanda' you, obey' your 6 Yes, fly! for in this journey know
great Lord. The rapid racer moves too slow : Jesus shall smile to see you soar,
Ul6 PART VIII. L. M. Eaton, 291. And wider throw th' eternal door.
Whosoever will, let him come, &c. !
THE Saviour's fulness far excels (wells; PART IV. S. M. Stoke, 207.
1 All Jordan's streams and Salem's To-day. Heb. iii. 7.
Come then, poor sinner, come and see
If there is in it nought for thee.
2 Ye doubting sinners, come and try,
For Christ will not his grace deny ; What day is better than to-day
Then draw with joy, your vessels fill, To bow before the throne ?
Come, draw and drink, whoever will! 2 Why should we yet delav,
! 3 The blessed Spirit now invites, And not to God return ?
And, lo! the happy bride unites; How sad to have our oil to buy
. And Jesus calls-be not afraid, When we should have it burn!
For such as you the well was made. 3 O hear his voice to-day,
14 Yes; justice made it in the Lamb, And harden not your heart;
And mercy grants it in his name ; To-morrow, with a frown, he may
In it there is a boundless store Pronounce the sound-DEPART.
For us and for ten thousand more.
5 And is it open, full, and free? Part V. S.M. Shirland, 304.
Then, Lord, 't is suitable for me;
O grant me now a rich supply,
That I may drink, and never die.
1 Lodged in thy sovereign hand; There 's not a single drop in hell : And, if its sun arise and shine,
No; not a drop to cool the heart, It shines by thy command.
A single drop to ease your smart.] % The present moment flies,
7 Ye saints, your constant tribute bring And bears our life away;
For this divine, exhaustless spring; O make thy servants truly wise,
Soon Christ will bring you to the skies, That they may live to-day.
Where living fountains ever rise.
U16 Part IX. C.M. Sprowston, 363 Waken by thine almighty power
The axe laid to the root of unfruitThe aged and the young.
fui trees. Matt. iii. 13. DODDRIDGE. One thing demands our care,
1 THE Lord into his vineyard comes, I o be it still pursued !
1 Our various fruits to see: Lest, slighted once, the season fair
His eye, more piercing than the light, Should never be renew'd.
Examines every tree.
4 When dreadful guilt is done away, Q. C.M. Braintree, 25. Stamford, 9. No other fears we know;
Abba, Father! Gal. iv. 6. DODDRIDGE. That hand, which scatters pardons dow Shall crowns of life bestow.
1 SOVEREIGN of all the worlds on high,
Allow my humble claim;
Nor while a worm would raise its head 00 L. M. Virginia, 234. Kingsbridge, 88.
Disdain a Father's name.
2 My Father-God! how sweet the sound! I W HAT mean these jealousies and fears? |
How tender and how dear! As if the Lord was loth to save, Not all the harmony of heaven Or loved to see us drench'd in tears,
Could so delight the ear. Or sink with sorrow to the grave.
3 Come, sacred Spirit, seal the name 2 Does he want slaves to grace his throne ?
On my expanding heart; Or rules he by an iron rod ?
And show that in Jehovah's grace Loves he the deep despairing groan ?
I share a filial part. Is he a tyrant, or a God?
4 Cheer'd by a signal so divine, 3 Not all the sins which we have wrought Unwavering I believe; So much his tender bowels grieve,
And Abba, Father !' humbly cry,
Nor can the sign deceive.
True liberty. DODDRIDGE. As snow through the pure ether borne.
1 LARK! for 't is God's own Son that! 5 Lord, 't is amazing grace, we own,
To life and liberty;
Who makes the prisoners free.
2 The cruel bonds of sin he breaks, 6 I 've found a ransom,' said the Lord, And breaks old Satan's chain; No humble penitent shall die :'
Smiling he deals those pardons round Lord, we would now believe thy word, Which free from endless pain. And thy unbounded mercies try.
3 Into the captive heart he pours 01 8.6.8. Ewell, 80. Weston Favel, 27.
His Spirit from on high;
We lose the terrors of the slave,
And 'Abba, Father!' cry. 1 T ET others boast their ancient line, 4 Shake off your bonds, and sing his grace; U In long succession great ;
The sinner's Friend proclaim;
And call on all around" to seek
True freedom by his name.
5 Walk on at large, till you attain 2 Pronounce me, gracious God! thy son,
Your Father's house above;
There shall you wear immortal crowns.
And sing immortal love.
7's. Georgia, 192. St. Austin's, 460. And lose their lustre in mine eyes.
he privileges of the sons of God. 3 Content, obscure, I pass my days,
HUMPHREYS To all I meet unknown; And wait till thou thy child shalt raise, 1 BLESSED are the sons of God; And seat me near thy throne:
D They are bought with Jesus' blood No name, no honours, here I crave, They are ransom'd from the grave, Well pleased with those beyond the grave. | Life eternal they shall have: 4 Jesus, my elder brother, lives;
With them number'd may we be, With him I too shall reign;
Now, and through eternity. Nor sin, nor death, while he survives, 12 God did love them in his Son, Shall make the promise vain:
Long before the world begun; In him my title stands secure,
They the seal of this receive, And shall, while endless years endure. When on Jesus they believe; 5 When he, in robes divinely bright,
With them, &c.
3 They are justified by grace, Thou, too, my soul, shalt shine in light, They enjoy a solid peace; And his full image bear:
All their sins are wash'd away, Enough! I wait th' appointed day;
They shall stand in God's great day: Blest Saviour, haste, and come away.
With them, &c. 24