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4 Lord, we accept, with thankful heart, & The hopes thy gracious words impart: We come with trembling, yet rejoice, And bless the kind inviting voice.
5 JESUS, O let thy powerful love Confirm our faith, our fears remove: And sweetly influence ev'ry breast, And guide us to eternal rest. 419. Christ's Invitation to receive of him the Living Water. C.M.
If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the Scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.JOHN VIL. 37, 38.
THE SAVIOUR calls-let ev'ry earl.
Ye doubting souls, dismiss your fear,
2 For ev'ry thirsty, longing heart, II S
3 [Here springs of sacred pleasure rise To ease your ev'ry pain; of t (Immortal fountain! full supplies!)] ? Nor shall you thirst in vain.]
4 Ye sinners, come, 'tis mercy's voice,
5 Oh SAVIOUR, draw reluctant hearts,
420. Christ's Invitation to Sinners. 8-7-4.
Lady lab Thou knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and, blind, and naked. I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, &c.-REV. iii. 17, 18.
COME, ye sinners, lost and wretched,
He is willing; doubt no more.
Come to JESUS CHRIST and buy. I
3 [Let not conscience make you linger: Nor of fitness fondly dream: All the fitness he requireth Is to feel your need of him: f This he gives you, estant poreik 'Tis the Spirit's rising beam.]
4 Agonizing in the garden, Lo! your Maker prostrate lies; On the bloody tree behold him, f 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.ed
6 Saints and angels join'd in concert
421. The Invitation of Wisdom or Christ. C.M.
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.
ENSNAR'D too long my heart has been
2 'Tis JESUS, from the mercy-seat,
3 Approach my soul to Wisdom's gates
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,
422. Sinners Invited to Zion.
They shall ask the way to Zion with their faces thitherward, saying, Come, and let us join ourselves to the LORD in a perpetual covenant that shall not be forgotten.-JER. 1. 5.
ZION! the city of our God,
The SAVIOUR there has his abode,
2 Firm against ev'ry adverse shock,
And wall'd around with love.
3 There all the fruits of glory grow,
And streams of grace and knowledge
4 Come, set your faces Zion-ward,
5 The gospel shines to give you light,
6 O LORD, regard thy people's pray'r, Thy promise now fulfil;
And young and old by grace prepare,
423. To take the Yoke of Christ. 87-4.
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.
COME, ye souls by sin afflicted,
Mercy flows through him alone.