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4 Rejoicing souls, draw hither too,
Who feel the debt you owe ;-
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;
And in the furnace grow more pure. 3 Naked, I come for that bright dress,
Thy perfect spotless righteousness;
In thine own blood, my shame to hide. 4 Like Bartimeus, now to thee
I come, and pray that I may see:
5 Poor, wretched, naked, blind, I came;
O let me not return the same:
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 :
word is love.
Each angel veils his face ;-
Amongst our sinful race.] 3 “ Come forth,” he says, no more pursue
The paths that lead to death ;
Look, and be sav'd by faith.
Through the atoning blood;
shall claim and find in me
By thine all-powerful voice!
And make thy love our choice !
6 If now we learn to seek thy face
By Christ, the living way,
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;
Raise your hearts to things above.
There he put our sins away,
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;
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 !
Is known or sought by few. 2 Believers enter in
By Christ the living gate ;
Complain it is too strait. 3 If self must be denied,
And sin forsaken quite,
And strive to think it right. 4 Obey the gospel call,
And enter while you may;
And none are safe but they. 5 Lord, open sinner's eyes,
Their awful state to see :
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 ?
In all her winning forms ? 2 Surprising grace !-and shall my heart
Unmov'd and cold remain !
Must mercy plead in vain ? 3 Shall Jesus for admission sue,
His gracious voice unbeard ?
Remain for ever barr'd ?
4 'Tis sin, alas ! with tyrant pow'r,
The lodging has possest,
Against the heav'nly guest.
Thy mighty pow'r display;
My Saviour enter in ;
And keep out ev'ry sin.