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4 Lord, we accept, with thankful heart, & The hopes thy gracious words impart: We come with trembling, yet rejoice, And bless the kind inviting voice.

5 JESUS, O let thy powerful love Confirm our faith, our fears remove: And sweetly influence ev'ry breast, And guide us to eternal rest. 419. Christ's Invitation to receive of him the Living Water. C.M.


If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the Scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.JOHN VIL. 37, 38.

THE SAVIOUR calls-let ev'ry earl.
Attend the heav'nly sound;

Ye doubting souls, dismiss your fear,
Hope smiles reviving round.!!


2 For ev'ry thirsty, longing heart, II S
Here streams of bounty flow;
And life, and health, and bliss impart,
To banish mortal woe.

3 [Here springs of sacred pleasure rise To ease your ev'ry pain; of t (Immortal fountain! full supplies!)] ? Nor shall you thirst in vain.]

4 Ye sinners, come, 'tis mercy's voice,
The gracious call obey;
Mercy invites to heav'nly joys
And can you yet delay?


5 Oh SAVIOUR, draw reluctant hearts,
To thee let sinners fly,
And take the bliss thy love imparts,"
And drink and never die.

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420. Christ's Invitation to Sinners. 8-7-4.


Lady lab Thou knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and, blind, and naked. I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, &c.-REV. iii. 17, 18.

COME, ye sinners, lost and wretched,
Naked, helpless, blind, and poor,
JESUS ready stands to save you,
Full of pity, love, and pow'r:
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,
Ev'ry grace that brings us nigh-
Without money,

Come to JESUS CHRIST and buy. I

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3 [Let not conscience make you linger: Nor of fitness fondly dream: All the fitness he requireth Is to feel your need of him: f This he gives you, estant poreik 'Tis the Spirit's rising beam.]

4 Agonizing in the garden, Lo! your Maker prostrate lies; On the bloody tree behold him, f Hear him cry before he dies, "It is finish'd:" Sinner, will not this suffice? 5 Lo! th' incarnate GoD ascended, Pleads the merit of his blood: Venture on him, venture wholly, Let no other trust intrude: None but JESUS

Can do helpless sinners good.ed

6 Saints and angels join'd in concert
Sing the praises of the Lamb;
While the blissful seats of heav'n
Sweetly echo with his name.
Sinners here may sing the same.

421. The Invitation of Wisdom or Christ. C.M.

Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors. For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD. PROV. viii. 34, 35.

ENSNAR'D too long my heart has been
In folly's hurtful ways;
Oh, may I now at length begin
To hear what Wisdom says!


2 'Tis JESUS, from the mercy-seat,
Invites me to his rest;
He calls poor sinners to his feet,
To make them truly blest.

3 Approach my soul to Wisdom's gates
While it is call'd to-day;
No one who watches there and waits,
Shall e'er be turn'd away.

4 He will not let me seek in vain ; For all who trust his word, Shall everlasting life obtain,

And favour from the LORD.

5 May I then break my league with death, And live to thee alone;

O may thy Spirit fix my faith,
And seal me for thine own!

422. Sinners Invited to Zion.


They shall ask the way to Zion with their faces thitherward, saying, Come, and let us join ourselves to the LORD in a perpetual covenant that shall not be forgotten.-JER. 1. 5.

ZION! the city of our God,
How glorious is the place;

The SAVIOUR there has his abode,
And sinners see his face!

2 Firm against ev'ry adverse shock,
Its mighty bulwarks prove;
'Tis built upon the living rock,

And wall'd around with love.

3 There all the fruits of glory grow,
And joys that never die,

And streams of grace and knowledge
The soul to satisfy.

4 Come, set your faces Zion-ward,
The sacred road inquire;
And let an union to the LORD
Be henceforth your desire!

5 The gospel shines to give you light,
No longer then delay;
The Spirit waits to guide you right,
And JESUS is the way.

6 O LORD, regard thy people's pray'r, Thy promise now fulfil;

And young and old by grace prepare,
To dwell on Zion's hill.

423. To take the Yoke of Christ. 87-4.

Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls.-MAT. xi. 29.

COME, ye souls by sin afflicted,
Bow'd with fruitless sorrow down;
By the broken law convicted,
By the tempter's snares undone,
Look to JESUS-

Mercy flows through him alone.

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