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398. The Gospel Worthy of all Acceptation. C.M.
This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that CHRIST JESUS came into the world to save sin ners.-1 TIM. i. 15.
JESUS, th' eternal Son of GOD,
2 Into our sinful world he comes,
3 Transgressors of the deepest stain
His blood removes the foulest guilt,
4 JESUS redeems from sin and hell;
5 O let these tidings be receiv'd
And let the high angelic praise
6 "Glory to GOD, who gave his SON
INVITATIONS OF THE GOSPEL.
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399. The Free Invitations of the Gospel. 8-8-6.
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.
YE careless, dying sinners! come;
What! are your crimes of crimson hue?
2 Backsliders! fill'd with your own ways,
3 [Tried souls! look up-he says, 'Tis IHe loves you still, but means to try If faith will bear the test:
The LORD has giv'n the chiefest good,
4 Rejoicing souls! draw hither too, Ye grateful, highly-favour'd few,
Who feel the debt you owe;
400. The Invitation of the Gospel. L.M.
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, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eye-salve, that thou mayest see.-REV. iii. 18.
JESUS, and are thy blessings free?
4 Like Bartimeus, now to thee
I come and pray that I may see:
5 Poor, wretched, naked, blind, I came;
401. The Lord's Call to his Children.
Wherefore, come out from among them, and be ye separate, 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.
LET us adore the grace that seeks
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3 "Come forth," he says, "no more purThe paths that lead to death; [sue Look up, a bleeding SAVIOUR view; Look, and be sav'd by faith.
4 My sons and daughters you shall be,
5 LORD, speak these words to ev'ry heart By thine all-powerful voice! Oh may we now from sin depart, And make thy love our choice! 6nIf now we learn to seek thy face BY CHRIST, the living way, We'll praise thee for this hour of grace, 194 Through an eternal day.
402. To Come to Christ. 8—7.
Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which have mingled: forsake the foolish, and live.-PROV ix. 5, 6.
YE that thirst for solid pleasure,!!, Seek it in the SAVIOUR'S love: There's in CHRIST a boundless treasure, Raise your hearts to things above. On the cross he bore our sorrows; There he put our sins away, Conquer'd death with all its horrors, a 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,!
Raise the heart, where Jesus is;