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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.—Mat. vii. 13, 14.
DESTRUCTION's dangerous road
What multitudes pursue !
Is known or sought by few.
By Christ, the living gate;
Complain it is too strait.
And sin forsaken quite ;
that's wide, And strive to think it right. 4 Obey the gospel call, And enter while
you may; The flock of CHRIST is always smalt,
And none are safe but they.
Their awful state to see;
To thee for safety flee.
I stand at the door and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. Rev. iii. 20. AND will the LORD thus condescend
To visit sinful worms ?
Thus, at the door, shall mercy stand
'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?
The lodging has possest,
Against the heav'nly guest. 5 LORD, rise in thy all-conqu’ring grace,
Thy mighty pow'r display;
Can drive my foes away. 6 Ye dangerous inmates, hence depart,
My SAVIOUR, enter in;
And keep out ev'ry sin.
405. To the Living Waters. C.M. Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and
he that hath no money; come ye, buy and eat: yea, come, buy wine and milk without money, and without price, &c._ISAIAH lv. I, &c. LET ev'ry mortal ear attend,
And ev'ry heart rejoice,
The trunipet of the Gospel sounds
With an inviting voice.
That feed upon the wind,
To fill an empty mind.
A soul-reviving feast,
For every willing guest. 4 Here, ye that pant for living streams, ,
And pine away and die ;
With springs that never dry.
Are everlasting mines,
And boundless as our sins !
Stand open night and day :
And drive our wants away.
406. To the Marriage Supper. C.M. Come; for all things are now ready.-LUKE xiv. 17. HOW sweet and awful is the place,
With CHRIST within the doors,
2 While all our hearts and all our songs
Join to admire the feast; bA Each of us cry with thankful tongues,
“LORD, why was I a guest 3 “ Why was I made to hear thy voice,
“ And enter while there's room " When thousands make a wretched
“ And rather starve than come ? 4 'Twas the same love that spread the
That sweetly drew us in; [feast, Else we had still refus'd to taste,
And perish'd in our sin,
Constrain the earth to come ;
And bring the strangers home! 6 We long to see thy churches full;
That all the chosen race
Sing thy Redeeming Grace,
407. To the Marriage Supper. L.M. All things are ready : come unto the marriage MÁT. xxi. 4.
1 SINNER, obey the gospel word, Haste to the supper of your LORD : Be wise to know your gracious day All things are ready, come away
2 Ready the FATHER is to own :,,!!!?
And kiss his late returning son;
Andspreads for you bis bleeding hands. 3 Ready the Spirit to impart
His gracious influence to your heart; 1-T apply and witness with the blood, And seal
of the sons of God. 4 Ready for you the angels wait,
To triumph in your blest estate;
The wonders of redeeming grace.
To happiness in Christ restor'd;
408. To the Marriage Supper. C.M.
And yet there is room.--LUKE xiv. 22.
YE wretched, hungry, starving poor,
Behold a royal feast !
For ev'ry humble guest. [store 2 See Jesus stands with open arms;
He calls, he bids you come;
But see, there yet is room ;