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2 O ye needy, come and welcome,
Come to Jesus Christ and buy.
Tis His Spirit's rising beam.
5 View Him prostrate in the garden;
It is finished!
Sinner, will not this suffice?
6 Lo! the Incarnate God ascended,
Can do helpless sinners good.
7 Saints and angels, joined in concert,
Sinners here may sing the same.
346 Take My yoke upon you, and learn
of Me.-Matt. 11, 29.
COME, ye souls, by sin afflicted,
Bowed with fruitless sorrow down,
By the tempter's snares undone
Mercy flows through Him alone.
2 Take His easy yoke and wear it,
Where His ransomed captives meet.
Shall to rest immortal rise.
4 Blessed are the eyes that see Him;
Then become their happy choice. 5 But to sing the rest of glory,
Mortal tongues far short must fall; Tongues celestial strive to reach it, But it soars beyond them all;
Faith, and Hope, and Love desire it, But it overwhelms them all.
347 Let your soul delight itself in
fatness.-Isa. 55, 2.
LET every mortal ear attend,
And every heart rejoice;
The trumpet of the gospel sounds
20 all ye hungry starving souls,
3 Eternal Wisdom has prepared
And bids your longing appetites
40 ye that pant for living streams,
And pine away and die;
Here you may quench your raging thirst With springs that never dry.
5 Rivers of love and mercy here
6 Great God! the treasures of Thy love Are everlasting mines;
Deep as our helpless miseries are,
7 The happy gates of gospel grace
348 If any man thirst, let him come un
to Me, and drink.-John 7, 37.
HE Saviour calls--let every ear
Ye doubting souls, dismiss your fear;
2 For every thirsty, longing heart,
3 Ye sinners come, tis mercy's voice:
Mercy invites to heavenly joys,
4 Dear Saviour, draw reluctant hearts; To Thee let sinners fly,
And take the bliss Thy love imparts,
Yet there is room.-Luke 14, 22.
E wretched, hungry, starving poor,
Where mercy spreads her bounteous store,
For every humble guest.
2 See, Jesus stands with open arms;
Guilt holds you back, and fear alarms;
3 Boom in the Saviour's bleeding heart-
4 In Him the Father reconciled
50 come, and with His children taste
While hope attends the sweet repast
6 There, with united heart and voice,
Ten thousand thousand souls rejoice,
7 And yet ten thousand thousand more
I will be glad and rejoice in Thy mercy.-Ps. 31, 7.
WEET were the sounds that reached
When mercy raised her heavenly voice;
"Twas mercy that dispelled our fears, And bade our souls in hope rejoice. 2 All other sounds discordant seem, Compared with mercy's heavenlysong, So sweet and joyful is the theme, It bears our willing souls along.
30 may we never cease to hear
The voice that gives our conscience rest,
That dissipates our guilty fear,
And tells us we are truly blest.
4 May mercy still remove our fear,
And bind our souls with cords of
Mercy, that soothes our sorrows here, And gives us hope of joys above.
351 If we turn away from Him that speaketh from heaven.-Heb. 12, 25. OTH He who came the lost to seek, To save the soul benighted,
Doth He entreat with earnest voice;
2 Doth the great Saviour stand and call?
O let us turn and hear Him.
3 He bids us all obey and live, God's word of love repeating; O let us not the call refuse:
Our Judge! we yet shall meet Him! Great Source of good, Thy grace impart, That now at length each wandering May for its Lord receive Him! [heart
352 Then shalt thou cause the trumpet 1 BLOW ye the trumpet, blow ;The gladly solemn sound!
of the jubilee to sound.-Lev. 25, 9.
Let all the nations know, To earth's remotest bound, The year of jubilee is come;
Return, ye ransomed sinners, home,
Exalt the Lamb of God,
Redemption by His blood
Through all the world proclaim.
The year of jubilee is come;
Return, ye ransomed sinners, home.
Ye who have sold for nought
Your heritage above,
Shall have it back, unbought,
The gift of Jesus' love.
The year of jubilee is come;
Return, ye ransomed sinners, home: