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403. To Eternal Life. S. M. Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.-MAT. vii. 13, 14.
DESTRUCTION's dangerous road
Believers enter in
By CHRIST, the living gate;
3 If self must be deny'd,
4 Obey the gospel call,
And enter while you may;
5 LORD, open sinners' eyes,
404. To admit Christ into our Heart.C.M. Behold, I stand at the door and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, 1 will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.-REV. iii. 20.
AND will the LORD thus condescend
Thus, at the door, shall mercy stand
2 Surprising Grace!-and shall my heart
4 'Tis sin, alas! with tyrant pow'r,
And clouds of traitors bar the door
5 LORD, rise in thy all-conqu'ring grace,
6 Ye dangerous inmates, hence depart,
405. To the Living Waters. C. M.
Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy and eat: yea, come, buy wine and milk without money, and without price, &c.-ISAIAH lv. 1, &c.
LET ev'ry mortal ear attend,
The trumpet of the Gospel sounds
2 Ho! all ye hungry starving souls,
And vainly strive with earthly toys.
3 Eternal wisdom has prepar'd
4 Here, ye that pant for living streams, And pine away and die;
May freely quench your raging thirst,
5 My God! the treasures of thy love
Deep as our helpless mis'ries are,
6 The happy gates of Gospel-grace
406, To the Marriage Supper. C. M.
2 While all our hearts and all our songs Join to admire the feast, baA Each of us cry with thankful tongues, "LORD, why was I a guest?
3 "Why was I made to hear thy voice, "And enter while there's room; "When thousands make a wretched
"And rather starve than come ?" 4 'Twas the same love that spread the That sweetly drew us in;
Else we had still refus'd to taste,
May, with one voice,and heart, and soul,
TY 407. To the Marriage Supper. L.M. All things are ready: come unto the marriage. MĀT. xxii. 4. I
SINNER, obey the gospel word,
2 Ready the FATHER is to own s And kiss his late returning son; Ready the loving SAVIOUR stands, And spreads for you his bleeding hands. 3 Ready the Spirit to impart
His gracious influence to your heart; baT apply and witness with the blood, And seal you of the sons of GOD.
4 Ready for you the angels wait,
To triumph in your blest estate;
5 Come then, O sinner, to your LORD,
To happiness in CHRIST restor'd;
And taste the fulness of his grace.
408. To the Marriage Supper. C. M.
And yet there is room.-LUKE xiv. 22.
YE wretched, hungry, starving poor,
Where mercy spreads her bounteous
2 See JESUS stands with open arms;
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