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398. The Gospel Worthy of all Accep
tation. C.M. This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation,
that CHRIST JESUS came into the world to save sin
Whom Seraphim obey,
And enters human clay.
The messenger of grace,
A victim in our place.
In him salvation find:
His Spirit heals the mind.
His words are true and sure,
With universal joy; · And let the high angelic praise
Our tuneful powers employ!
“ To bear our shame and pain!
to “In endless blessings reign.” [men,
399. The Free Invitations of the Gospel.
The Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that
heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come.
O whither can you go!
He'll wash you white as snow. 2 Backsliders! fill’d with your own ways, Whose weeping nights and wretched
In bitterness are spent, [days
What you so much lament. 3 [Tried souls! look up--he says, 'TisIHe loves you still, but means to try
If faith will bear the test : The Lord has giv'n the chiefest good, He shed for you his precious blood;
O trust him for the rest!] 4 Rejoicing souls ! draw hither too, Ye grateful, highly-favour'd few,
Who feel the debt you owe; Press on, the LORD hath more to give: By faith upon him daily live,
His fulness you shall know. 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 may. est be clothed, and that che 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? Then I
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
If thou the blessing but command. 5 Poor, wretched, naked, blind, I came;
O let me not return the same!
401. The Lord's Call to his children.
rate, saith the LORD, and touch not the unclean thing;
To draw our hearts above;
And every word is love!
Eacb angel veils his face,
Amongst our sinful race.]
The paths that lead to death; [sue
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 ! on If now we learn to seek thy face
By Christ, the living way,
402 To Come to Christ: 8_4. Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled : forsake the foolish, and live. -PROV. ix. 5, 6. YE that thirst for solid pleasure,
Seek it in the SAVIOUR's love: '11
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;
All are your's, if you believe.
And supply your utmost need;
But in paths of safety lead.
To obey the heavenly King?
Let them hear his people sing!
Foretaste sweet of future bliss.