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C. M. Zion's Increase, or the Conversion of Jews and
Gentiles. Ps. ii. 8.
To thine exalted Son,
Thy word of life shall run ?
" For thine inheritance; " And to the world's remotest shores,
“ Thine empire shall advance."
Shall their Redeemer own;
And bow before his throne ?
Under th' expanse of heaven, To the dominion of thy Son,
Without exception given? 5 From east to west, from north to south,
Then be his name ador'd! Europe, with all thy millions, shout
Hosannas to thy Lord ! 6 Asia and Africa resound,
From shore to shore his fame ; And thou, America, in songs,
Redeeming love proclaim !!
Hymn 3. L. M.
The Gospel Jubilee.
And spread the joyful tidings round;
2 Ye debtors, whom he gives to know,
That you ten thousand talents owe,
Your gracious Lord forgives them all. 3 Slaves, who have borne the heavy chain,
Of sin and hell's tyrannic reign,
And plead the great Redeemer's name. 4 The rich inheritance of heaven,
Your joy, your crown is freely giv'n,
With golden streets and pearly gates. 5 O happy souls, who know the sound !
God's light shall all their steps surround;
Hymn 4. 8 lfnes, 7's.
[Tune, Benefit Street.] Why will ye die, O house of Israel?
Will ye cross his love and die?
God, your Saviour asks you why :
3 Sinners, turn, why will ye die !
God, the Spirit, asks you why;
Will you grieve your God, and die !
Spiritually dead in sin ;
Hymn 5. L. M.
Let every soul be Jesus' guest;
For God hath bidden all mankind. 2 Sent by my Lord, on you I call;
The invitation is to all;
All things in Christ are ready now. 3 Come all ye souls by sin oppress'd,
Ye restless wand'rers after rest;
In Christ a hearty welcome find.
Ye all may come to Christ and live;
y His love is mighty to compel :
His conqu’ring love consent to feels
And fight against your God no more. 6 See him set forth before your eyes,
That precious bleeding sacrifice !
And freely now be say'd by grace! 7 This is the time; no more delay!
This is the acceptable day;
Hymn 6. L. M.
Haste to the supper of the Lord;
All things are ready, come away. 2 Ready the Father is to own,
And kiss his late-returning Son;
And spreads for you his bleeding hands. 3 Ready the spirit of his love,
Stands now the stony to remove;
And wash and seal the sons of God, 4 Ready for you the angels wait,
To triumph in your blest estate :
The wonders of redeeming grace. 5 The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
Are ready with their shining host:
6 Come, then, ye sinners, to your Lord,
In Christ to paradise restord;
Hymn 7. C. M.
The Gospel Feast. 1 Ye wretched, hungry, starving poor,
Behold a royal feast ! Where mercy spreads her bounteous store
For every humble guest.
He calls, he bids you come :
But see, there yet is room ! 3 In Jesus' condescending heart
Both love and pity, meet;
That trembles at his feet.
The blessings of his love;
Of nobler joys above.
Before th' eternal throne;
In ecstacies unknown.
Are welcome still to come ;
Here on earth thy temples are !