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4 Who conquer in his might,
The victor's meed receive;
Which God shall freely give.
247. 78. M. MRS. BARBAULD.
Invitations of Jesus. 1 COME, said Jesus' sacred voice,
Come and make my paths your choice: I will guide you to your home;
Weary pilgrim, hither come! 2 Thou, who, houseless, sole, forlorn,
Long hast borne the proud world's scorn, Long hast roamed the barren waste, Weary pilgrim, hither haste!
3 Ye, who, tossed on beds of pain,
Seek for ease, but seek in vain;
4 Ye, by fiercer anguish torn,
In remorse for guilt who mourn,
5 Sinner, come! for here is found
Balm that flows for every wound;
248. S. M. MONTGOMERY.
The good Shepherd and his Flock.
Freedom and quiet rest,
Or in his shadow, blest.
2 Secure amidst alarms,
From violence or snares,
And in his bosom bears.
3 The wounded and the weak,
He comforts, heals and binds;
And saves them when he finds.
4 Conflicts and trials done,
His glory they behold,
One shepherd and one fold.
L. M. BOWRING.
Jesus teaching the People.
From lips of gentleness and grace,
And joy and reverence filled the place. 2 From heaven he came, of heaven he spoke,
To heaven he led his followers' way;
3 “Come, wanderers, to my Father's home,
Come, all ye weary ones, and rest!"
Obey thee, love thee, and be blest. 4 Decay, then, tenements of dust!
Pillars of earthly pride, decay !
250. L. M. GREGG.
Not ashamed of Jesus. 1 JESUS, and can it ever be,
A mortal man ashamed of thee?
My soul shall scorn it more and more. 2 Ashamed of Jesus! yes, I may,
When I've no sins to wash away,
3 Ashamed of Jesus! that dear friend,
On whom my hopes of heaven depend?
4 Till then-nor is the boasting vain
Till then I boast a Savionir slain;,
251. L. M. WESLEY'S COL.
Glorying in Christ.
The mighty glory in his might;
Which take their everlasting flight. 2 The rush of numerous years bears down
The most gigantic strength of man;
When dust he turns to dust again ?
I triumph in the love divine,
252, C. M. COTTERILL.
The Coming of the Holy Ghost.
Christ, our ascended Lord,
According to his word.
New life creates within;
Of trespasses and sins.
And shows them unto men;
God's image stamps again.
4 Come, Holy Spirit, from above,
With thy celestial fire;
Our hearts and tongues inspire.
253. P. M. SPIRIT OF THE PSALMS.
The Holy Ghost the Comforter.
His tender, last farewell,
With us to dwell.
To teach, convince, subdue;
As viewless too.
A gracious willing guest,
Wherein to rest.
Soft as the breath of even,
And speaks of heaven. 5 And every virtue we possess,
And every victory won,
Are his alone.
Our weakness pitying see;
And worthier thee.