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INVITATIONS AND EXHORTATIONS.

Hymn.

Invitation to fly to Christ.
1 WEARY souls that wander wide

From the central point of bliss,
Turn to Jesus crucified,

Fly to those dear wounds of His :
Sink into the purple flood :

Rise into the life of God. 2 Find in CHRIST the

way
of

peace,
Peace unspeakable, unknown:
By His pain He gives you ease,

Life, by His expiring groan:
Rise, exalted by His fall;

Find in CHRIST your all in all. 3 O believe the record true;

God to you His Son hath giv'n!
Ye may now be happy too;

Find on earth the life of heav'n:
Live the life of heav'n above;

All the life of glorious love. 4 This the universal bliss,

Bliss for ev'ry soul design'd; God's original promise this,

God's great gift to all mankind ! Blest in CHRIST this moment be! Blest to all eternity!

Dymn.

Invitation to the Gospel Feast.
1 COME, sinners, to the Gospel-feast;

Let ev'ry soul be JESU's guest:
Ye need not one be left behind;

For God hath bidden all mankind. 2 Sent by my Lord, on you I call;

The invitation is to all :
Come, all the world; come, sinner, thou,

All things in CHRIST are ready now. 3 Come, all ye souls by sin opprest,

Ye restless wand'rers after rest;
Ye poor, and maim'd, and halt, and blind,

In CHRIST a hearty welcome find. 4 My message as from God receive;

Ye all may come to CHRIST, and live:
O let His love your hearts constrain,

Nor suffer Him to die in vain ! 5 His love is mighty to compel;

His conquering love consent to feel;
Yield to His love's resistless pow'r;

And fight against your God no more. 6 See Him set forth before your eyes,

That precious, bleeding sacrifice !
His offer'd benefits embrace,

And freely now be sav'd by grace! . 7 This is the time; no more delay ;

This is the acceptable day:
Come in, this moment, at His call,
And live for Him, who died for all.

Wymn.

Invitation to the Marriage Supper.

1 SINNERS, obey the Gospel-word; Haste to the

supper

of
my

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 your loving SAVIOUR stands,

And spreads for you His bleeding bands. 3 Ready the SPIRIT of His love,

Just now the stony to remove;
T' apply and witness with the blood,
And wash, and seal 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 The FATHER, Son, and Holy GHOST,

Are ready with their shining host :
All heav'n is ready to resound,
“The dead's alive! the lost is found !"

6 Come, then, ye sinners, to your LORD,

In CHRIST to paradise restor’d:
His proffer'd benefits embrace,
The plenitude of Gospel-grace.

Lyinn. Inoitation to the Living Waters. i Ho! ev'ry one that thirsts draw nigh;

('Tis God invites the fallen race;) Mercy and free salvation buy ;

Buy wine, and milk, and Gospel-grace. % “ Come to the living waters, come!

Sinners, obey your Maker's call : Return, ye weary wand'rers, home,

And find My grace is free for all. 3 “See from the Rock a fountain rise ! For

you in healing streams it rolls; Money ye need not bring, nor price,

Ye lab'ring, burthen'd, sin-sick souls. 4 " Why seek ye that which is not bread,

Nor can your hungry souls sustain ? On ashes, husks, and air, ye feed;

You spend your little all in vain. 5 "In search of empty joys below,

Ye toil with unavailing strife : Whither, ah ! whither would ye go?

I have the words of endless life. 6. "I bid you all My goodness prove:

My promises for all are free: Come, taste the manna of My love,

And let your souls delight in Me. 7 “Your willing ear and heart ineline,

My words believingly receive ; Quicken'd, your souls, by faith divine,

An everlasting life shall live.”

Wymn.
Invitation to the Blind, Deaf, &c.
1 O FOR a thousand tongues to sing

My dear REDEEMER's praise !
The glories of my God and King,

The triumphs of His grace!
2 My gracious Master, and my God,

Assist me to proclaim; To spread through all the earth abroad

The honours of Thy Name. 3 JESUS, the Name that charms our fears,

That bids our sorrows cease; 'Tis music in the sinner's ears;

"Tis life, and health, and peace.
4. He breaks the pow'r of cancell'd sin,

He sets the pris’ner free;
His blood can make the foulest clean:

His blood avail'd for me. 5 Hear Him, ye deaf: his praise, ye dumb,

Your loosen'd tongues employ: Ye blind, behold your SAVIOUR come;

And leap, ye lame, for joy. 6 Look unto him, ye nations : own Your God, ye

fallen

race; Look, and be sav'd through faith alone,

Be justified by grace. 7 See all your sins on Jesus laid;

The LAMB of God was slain, His soul was once an off'ring made

For ev'ry soul of man.

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