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Invitation to Sinners. i SINNERS, hear the Saviour's call,
He now is passing by ;
And heard thy mournful cry.
And wipe away thy tears.
And tell him all thy case?
Nor frown thee from His face.
Has shed His precious blood ?
Pierc'd with a thousand wounds! Hark, from each as with a tongue
The voice of pardon sounds! See, from all His bursting veins, Blood, of wondrous virtue, flow! Shed to wash away thy stains,
And ransom thee from woe. 4 Raise thy downcast eyes and see
What throngs His throne surround ! These, though sinners once like thee,
Have full salvation found. Yield not then to unbelief, While He says, “There yet is room !” Though of sinners thou art chief,
Since Jesus calls thee, come.
Hymn. Invitation to the Wretched and Undone. 1 COME, ye sinners, come and welcome;
God's free bounty glorify:
Nor of fitness fondly dream;
This He gives you ;
Lost and ruin'd by the fall:
Not the righteous,-
On the ground your Maker lies:
“It is finish'd :"-- :
Pleads the merit of His blood:
None but JESUS
6 Saints and angels, join'd in concert,
Sing the praises of the LAMB;
1 GOD, th' offended God Most High,
Ambassadors to rebels sends; His messengers His place supply, • And Jesus begs us to be friends.
2 Us, in the stead of CHRIST, they pray,
Us, in the stead of God, entreat,
And find forgiveness at His feet.
3 Our God in Christ, thine embassy,
And proffer'd mercy we embrace;
Thy condescending mercy praise.
4 Poor debtors, by our Lord's request,
A full acquittance we receive! · And criminals with pardon blest,
We at our Judge's instance live.
1 COME, ye weary sinners, come,
All who groan beneath your load;
Hasten to your pard’ning God.
2 Come, ye guilty spirits, oppress’d,
Answer to the SAVIOUR's call : “Come, and I will give you rest;
“Come, and I will save you all.”
3 JESUS, full of truth and love,
We Thy kindest Word obey :
Take our load of guilt away:
4. Fain we would on Thee rely,
Cast on Thee our ev'ry care,
Find our lasting quiet there.
5 Burthen'd with a world of grief,
Burthen'd with our sinful load,
Burthen'd with the wrath of God:
6 Lo! we come to Thee for ease,
True and gracious as Thou art; Now our groaning souls release,
Write forgiveness on our heart.
The Friend and Saviour of mankind !
But may in Him salvation find! His thoughts, and words, and actions prove,
His life, and death, – that God is love! 2 See, where the God incarnate stands,
And calls His wand'ring creatures home; He all day long spreads out His hands;
Come, weary souls, to Jesus come! Ye all may hide you in His breast;
Believe, and He will give you rest. 3 Come, O my guilty brethren, come,
Groaning beneath your load of sin; His bleeding heart shall make you room;
His open side shall take you in : He calls you now, invites you home;
Come, O my guilty brethren, come. 4 For you the purple current flow'd,
In pardons from His wounded side ; Languish'd for you the Son of God;
For you the PRINCE of Glory died : Believe,- and all your sin's forgiv'n;
Only believe, and your's is heav'n. 5 Sinners, believe the Gospel-word;
Jesus is come your souls to save!
Pardon ye all through Him may have;