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4 Rejoicing souls, draw hither too,
Ye grateful, highly-favour'd few,

Who feel the debt you owe ;-
Press on, the Lord hath more to give;
By faith upon him daily live,

His fulness you shall know.

400. The Invitation of the Gospel. L.M. I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the firé, that

thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve that thou mayest see.-Rev. iii. 18. | Jesus, and are thy blessings free ?

Then I may dare to come to thee; Tho'naked, wretched, blind, and poor,

I'll buy from thy unbounded store. 2 I come for grace, like gold refin'd,

T'enrich and beautify my mind;
Grace that will trials well indure,

And in the furnace grow more pure. 3 Naked, I come for that bright dress,

Thy perfect spotless righteousness;
That glorious robe, so richly dyed

In thine own blood, my shame to hide. 4 Like Bartimeus, now to thee

I come, and pray that I may see:
E'en clay is eye-salve in thy hand,
If thou the blessing but command.

5 Poor, wretched, naked, blind, I came;

O let me not return the same:
But let me, gracious Saviour, be

Enlighten’d, cloth’d, enrich'd by thee. 401. The Lord's Call to his Children.. C.M. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye sep

arate saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing, and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.-2 Cor. vi. 17. 18. 1 Let us adore the grace that seeks

To draw our hearts above :
Attend ! 'tis God the Saviour speaks,
And
every

word is love.
2 Tho' fill'd with awe before his throne

Each angel veils his face ;-
He claims a people for his own

Amongst our sinful race.] 3 “ Come forth,” he says, no more pursue

The paths that lead to death ;
Look up, a bleeding Saviour view,

Look, and be sav'd by faith.
4 My sons and daughters you shall be,

Through the atoning blood;
And
you

shall claim and find in me
A Father and a God.”
5 Lord, speak these words to ev'ry heart

By thine all-powerful voice!
Oh may we now from sin depart,

And make thy love our choice !

6 If now we learn to seek thy face

By Christ, the living way,
We'll praise thee for this bour of grace,

Through an eternal day.

402. To Come to Christ. 8–7.

Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I

have mingled; forsake the foolish, and live.--Pro. ix. 5, 6. 1 YE that thirst for solid pleasure,

Seek it in the Saviour's love;
There's in Christ a boundless treasure,

Raise your hearts to things above.
On the cross he bore our sorrows;

There he put our sins away,
Conquer'd death with all its horrors,

And redeem'd us from its sway. 2 Come to him, your sins confessing,

Grace and glory he can give; Pardon, peace, with every blessing

All are your's, if you believe. Friends may fail, but he will take you,

And supply your utmost need; Nor will Jesus e'er forsake you,

But in paths of safety lead. 3 Where are they who count it folly,

To obey the heavenly King ? They who think us melancholy

Let them hear his people sing.

Raise your joyful voices higher

Raise the heart, where Jesus is;
Rise and catch the sacred fire,

Foretaste sweet of future bliss.

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.-MATTHEW vii. 13, 14. 1 DESTRUCTION's dangerous road

What multitudes pursue !
While that which leads the soul to God,

Is known or sought by few. 2 Believers enter in

By Christ the living gate ;
But they who will not leave their sin,

Complain it is too strait. 3 If self must be denied,

And sin forsaken quite,
They rather choose the way that's wide,

And strive to think it right. 4 Obey the gospel call,

And enter while you may;
The flock of Christ is always small,

And none are safe but they. 5 Lord, open sinner's eyes,

Their awful state to see :
And make them, ere the storm arise,

To thee for safety flee.

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, I will come in to him, and sup with him, and he with me.—Rev. iii. 20. 1 And will the Lord thus condescend

To visit sinful worms ?
Thus at the door shall mercy stand

In all her winning forms ? 2 Surprising grace !-and shall my heart

Unmov'd and cold remain !
Has this hard rock no tender part-

Must mercy plead in vain ? 3 Shall Jesus for admission sue,

His gracious voice unbeard ?
And this vile heart, his rightful due,

Remain for ever barr'd ?

4 'Tis sin, alas ! with tyrant pow'r,

The lodging has possest,
And clouds of traitors bar the door

Against the heav'nly guest.
5 Lord, rise in all thy conq'ring grace,

Thy mighty pow'r display;
One beam of glory from thy face
Can drive

my
foes

away.
6 Ye dangerous inmates, hence depart,

My Saviour enter in ;
And guard the passage to my heart,

And keep out ev'ry sin.

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