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INVITATIONS AND EXHORTATIONS.
Invitation to fly to Christ.
From the central point of bliss,
Fly to those dear wounds of His:
Rise into the life of God.
Peace unspeakable, unknown:
Life, by His expiring groan :
Find in CHRIST your all in all. 3 O believe the record true;
God to you His Son hath giv'n!
Find on earth the life of heav'n :
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!
1 COME, sinners, to the Gospel-feast;
Let ev'ry soul be JESU's 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 opprest,
Ye restless wand'rers after rest;
In Christ a hearty welcome find. 4 My message as from God receive;
Ye all may come to CHRIST, and live:
His conquering love consent to feel;
And fight against your God no more. 6 See Him set forth before your eyes,
That precious, bleeding sacrifice!
And freely now be sav'd by grace!. 7 This is the time; no more delay;
This is the acceptable day:
1 SINNERS, obey the Gospel-word;
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,
Just now the stony to remove;
4 Ready for you the angels wait,
To triumph in your blest estate:
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 restor'd :
('Tis God invites the fallen race;)
Buy wine, and milk, and Gospel-grace. 2 " Come to the living waters, come!
Sinners, obey your Maker's call:
And find My grace is free for all.
For you in healing streams it rolls;
Ye lab’ring, burthen'd, sin-sick souls.
Nor can your hungry souls sustain ?
You spend your little all in vain. 5 “In search of empty joys below,
Ye toil with unavailing strife :
I have the words of endless life.
My promises for all are free:
And let your souls delight in Me. .7 “Your willing ear and heart incline,
My words believingly receive ;
An everlasting life shall live.”
1 O FOR a thousand tongues to sing
My dear RedEEMER's praise !
The triumphs of His grace!
Assist me to proclaim;
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.
He sets the pris'ner free;
His blood avail'd for me. 5 Hear Him, ye deaf: his praise, ye dumb,
Your loosen'd tongues employ:
And leap, ye lame, for joy.
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.