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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 !
While that which leads the soul to GOD.

Is known or sought by few.
2 Believers enter in

By Christ, the living gate;
But they who will not leave their sin,

Complain it is too strait.
3 If self must be deny'd,

And sin forsaken quite ;
They rather choose the


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.
5 LORD, open sinvers' eyes,

Their awful state to see;
And make them, ere the storm arise,

To thee for safety flee.
404. To admit Christ into our Heart.C.M.

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 ?

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Thus, at the door, shall mercy stand

'In all her winning forms ? 2 Surprising Grace and shall my heart

Unmov'd and cold remain ?
Has this hard rock no tender part?

Must mercy plead in vain ? 3 Shall Jesus for admission sue,

His gracious voice unbeard?
And this vile heart, his rightful due

Remain for ever barr'd?
4. 'Tis sin, alas! with tyrant pow'r,

The lodging has possest,
And clouds of traitors bar the door

Against the heav'nly guest. 5 LORD, rise in thy all-conqu’ring grace,

Thy mighty pow'r display;
One beam of glory from thy face

Can drive my foes away. 6 Ye dangerous inmates, hence depart,

My SAVIOUR, enter in;
And guard the passage to my heart,

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.
2 Ho! all ye hungry starving souls,

That feed upon the wind,
And vainly strive with earthly toys

To fill an empty mind.
3 Eternal wisdom has prepar'd

A soul-reviving feast,
Like wine and milk salvation flows

For every willing guest. 4 Here, ye that pant for living streams, ,

And pine away and die ;
May freely quench your raging thirst,

With springs that never dry.
5 My God! the treasures of thy love

Are everlasting mines,
Deep as our helpless mis’ries are,

And boundless as our sins !
6 The happy gates of Gospel-grace

Stand open night and day :
LORD, we are come to seek supplies,

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,
While everlasting love displays
The choicest of her stores!

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,
5 Pity the nations, O our God,

Constrain the earth to come ;
Send thy victorious word abroad,

And bring the strangers home! 6 We long to see thy churches full;

That all the chosen race
May, with one voice and heart, and soul,

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;
Ready the loving Saviour stands,

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;
Tuning their harps they long to praise

The wonders of redeeming grace.
5 Come thèn, O sinner, to your LORD,

To happiness in Christ restor'd;
His proffer'd benefits embrace,
And taste the fulness of his grace.

408. To the Marriage Supper. C.M.

And yet there is room.--LUKE xiv. 22.

YE wretched, hungry, starving poor,

Behold a royal feast !
Where mercy spreads her bounteous

For ev'ry humble guest. [store 2 See Jesus stands with open arms;

He calls, he bids you come;
Guilt holds you back, and fear alarms;

But see, there yet is room ;

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