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4 Lord, we accept, with thankful heart, a
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 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 watero JOHN vii.
THE SAVIOUR callslet ev'ry ear!
Attend the heav'nly sound;
Hope smiles reviving round. - II 2 For ev'ry thirsty, longing heart, IS
Here streams of bounty flow;
To banish mortal woe, 3 [Here springs of sacred pleasure rise
To ease your ev'ry pain; (Immortal fountain! full supplies :) ] ?
Nor shall you thirst in vain.]
The gracious call obey;
And can you yet delay?
5 Oh Saviour, draw reluctant hearts, À $To thee let sinners fly, And take the bliss thy love imparts,
And drink and never die.
420. Christ's Invitation to Sinners.
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,
He is able,
God's free bounty glorify;
Without money, Come to Jesus Christ and buy. 3 [Let not conscience make you linger:
Nor of fitness fondly dream:
This he gives your min 'Tis the Spirit's rising beam.] , fi
4 Agonizing in the garden,
Lo! your Maker prostrate lies a On the bloody tree behold him, vi Hear him cry before he dies,
“ It is finish'd :"
Pleads the merit of his blood :
None but JESUS
Sing the praises of the Lamb;
421. The Invitation of Wisdom or Christ.
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;
To hear what Wisdom says!
2 "Tis Jesus, from the mercy-seat,
Invites ine to his rest;
To make them truly blest. 3 Approach my soul to Wisdom's gates
While it is call'd to-day ;
Sball e'er be turn'd away.
For all who trust his word,
And favour from the LORD. 5 May I then break my league with death,
And live to thee alone;
And seal me for thine own!
422. Sinners Invited to Zion. C.M. They shall ask the way to Zion with their faces thither.
ward, saying, Come, and let us join ourselves to the
How glorious is the place;
And sinners see his face!
Its mighty bulwarks prove;
And wall'd around with love.
3 There all the fruits of glory grow,
And joys that never die,
[flow 4 Come, set your faces Zion-ward,
The sacred road inquire;
Be henceforth your desire!
No longer then delay;
And Jesus is the way. 6 O LORD, regard thy people's pray'r,
Thy promise now fulfil;
To dwell on Zion's hili.
423. To take the Yoke of Christ.
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.--AAT. xi. 29.
COME, ye souls by sin afflicted,
Bow'd with fruitless sorrow down;
Look to JESUS