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2 No longer now delay,

Nor vain excuses frame :
He bids you come to-day,

Tho' poor, and blind, and lame :
All things are ready, sinner, come;

For every trembling soul there's room. 3 Believe the heav'nly word

His messengers proclaim ;
He is a gracious Lord,

And faithful is his name:
Backsliding souls, return and come,

Cast off despair, there yet is room. 4 Compell’d by bleeding love,

Ye wand'ring sheep, draw near;
Christ calls you from above,

His gracious accents hear!
Let whosoever will, now come :
In mercy's breast there still is room.

411. The Jubilee. 148th. Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubilee to sound, &c.--LEV. xxv. 9. See also Ps. lxxxix. 15. 1 Blow ye the trumpet, blow;

The gladly solemn sound
Let all the nations know,

To earth's remotest bound,

of Jubilee is come, Return, ye ransom'd sinners, home.

2 Exalt the Son of God,

The sin-atoning Lamb;
Redemption thro' bis blood

To all the world proclaim.

of Jubilee is come, Return, ye ransom'd sinners, home.

3 Ye who have sold for ught

Your heritage above;
Come take it back unbought,

The gift of Jesu's love.

of Jubilee is come,
Return, ye ransom'd sinners, home.
4 Jesus, our great High-Priest,

Has full atonement made :
Ye weary spirits, rest;
Ye mourning souls, be glad :

of Jubilee is come;
Return, ye ransom'd sinners, home.

412. To come to Christ. L.M.

For ye are not come unto the mount that might be

touched, and that burned with fire, &c.; but ye are come unto mount Sion, &c.; see that ye refuse not

him that speaketh.—HEB. xii. 18 to 25.
1 The.God who once to Israel spoke

From Sinai's top in fire and smoke,
In gentler strains of gospel grace
Invites us now to seek his face.

2 He wears no terrors on his brow,

He speaks in love from Zion now;
It is the voice of Jesu's blood,

Calling poor wand'rers home to God. 3 Hark! how from Calvary it sounds;

From the Redeemer's bleeding wounds; “ Pardon and grace, I freely give,

Poor sinner, look to me, and live.” 4 What other arguments can move

The heart that slights a Saviour's love.
Yet, till Almighty pow'r constrain,

This matchless love is preach'd in vain. 5 ( Saviour, let that power be felt,

And cause each stony heart to melt !
Drawn by thy grace may all begin
To live to thee and die to sin.

413. The General Invitation of the Gospel.

C.M. Preaching peace by JESUS CHRIST; he is LORD of

all.-ACTS X. 36.
1 All hail the pow'r of Jesu's name !

Let angels prostrate fall ;
Bring forth the royal diadem,

And crown him Lord of all.

2 Ye chosen seed of Israel's race,

Ye ransom'd from the fall,
Hail him who saves you by his grace,

And crown him Lord of all.

3 Transgressors, who your misery feel, Attend


Saviour's call ;
Return, he'll your backslidings heal ;

Oh, crown him Lord of all!
4 Tho' crimson sin increase your guilt,

Yet low before him fall;
For you his precious blood was spilt,

Oh, crown bim Loid of all.

5 Oh, that with yonder sacred throng, We at his feet


fall! We'll join the everlasting song,

And crown him Lord of all.

414. The General Invitation of the Gospel.


And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him

that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst, come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.-Rev. xxii. 17.

1 Oh what amazing words of grace

Are in the gospel found !
Suited to ev'ry sinner's case

Who knows the joyful sound.
2 Poor, sinful, thirsty, fainting souls

Are freely welcome here;
Salvation like a river rolls,

Abundant, free, and clear.

[3 Come then, with all your wants and

wounds, Your ev'ry burden bring ! Here love, unchanging love, abounds;

A deep celestial spring!]
4 This spring with living water flows,

And living joy imparts :
Come, thirsty souls, your wants disclose,

And drink with thankful hearts ! 5 Thousands of sinners, vile as you,

Have here found life and peace :
Come, thirsty souls, and prove it true;

And drink, adore, and bless!
6 To him, who gives our souls to know

The drawings of his love,
Be praise while here we dwell below,
And nobler songs


415. The General Invitation of the Gospel.


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. I, &c. 1 Ho! every one, that thirsts, draw nigh,

('Tis God invites the fallen race ;)
Mercy and free salvation buy ;
Buy wine, and milk, and gospel grace.

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