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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. [3 Let not conscience make you linger,

Nor of fitness fondly dream;
All the fitness he requireth
Is to feel your need of him :

This he gives you,
"Tis the Spirit's rising beam.]

4 Agonizing in the garden,

Lo, your maker prostrate lies !
On the bloody tree behold him,
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.

6 Saints and angels join' 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.


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. 1 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. C.M.

They shall ask the way to Zion with their faces thither

ward, saying, Come, and let us join ourselves to the
LORD, in a perpetual covenant that shall not be for-
gotten.—JER. 1. 5.
1 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 flow,

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


6 O Lord, regard thy people's pray’r,

Thy promise now fulfil;

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

423. To take the Yoke of Christ. 8—7—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.
1 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.
2 Take his easy yoke and wear it;

Love will make obedience sweet; Christ will give you strength to bear it, While his wisdom guides your feet

Safe to glory-
Where his ransom'd captives meet.
3 Sweet as home to pilgrims weary,

Light to newly-opened eyes,
Flowing streams in deserts dreary,
Is the rest the cross supplies :

All who taste it-
Shall to rest immortal rise.
4 But to sing the Rest of glory,

Mortal tongues far short must fall;

Saints in heav'n, who taste its fulness,

Not e'en they can utter all.
Faith believes it—Hope expects it-

Love desires it-
But it far exceeds them all.



424. Delight in the Lord's Day. S.M.

Remember the Sabbath-day, to keep it holy.—Exodus

xx. 8.


WELCOME, sweet day of rest!

That saw the Lord arise ;
Welcome to this reviving breast,

And these rejoicing eyes.

2 The king himself comes near,

And feasts his saints to-day;
Here may we meet, and see him here,

And love, and praise, and pray.

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