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2 But from his gospel beams

Instruction more divine :
There God unfolds an endless day;

There love and mercy shine. 3 There God reveals his laws,

So perfect and so pure;
And there is taught that fear of him,

Which ever shall endure. 4 There he instructs the wise,

Reclaims the wandering, soul,
And brings to light those hidden joys

Which all our griefs control.

HYMN 255. H. M. [#]

Gospel Day. 1 I sing the gospel day,

When Christ shall finish sin,
His wondrous love display,
And conquered rebels bring :

They prostrate fall,
And humbly own
That God, alone,

Is all in all.
2 The Saviour, Christ, must reign

Till all his foes submit,
And, saved by him from pain,
Shall worship at his feet;

Shall prostrate fall,
And humbly own
That God, alone,

Is all in all.

3 Then death itself shall die,

And life triumphant reign ;
No more shall sinners sigh
In darkness, guilt, and pain :

Prostrate they fall,
And humbly own
That God, alone,

Is all in all,

HYMN 256. L. M. [#]

Strains of Gospel Grace.
1 The God who once to Israel spoke,

From Sinai's top, in fire and smoke,
In gentler strains of gospel grace

Invites us now to seek his face.
2 He wears no terrors on his brow;

He speaks in love, from Zion, now :
It is the voice of Jesus' blood

That calls us, wanderers, back to God. 3 God's servant, Moses, quaked and feared,

When Sinai's thundering law he heard ; But gospel grace, with accents mild,

Speaks to the sinner as a child. 4 What other arguments can move

The heart that slights a Saviour's love? O may that heavenly power be felt, And cause the stony heart to melt.

HYMN 257. C. M. [#]

Gospel Trumpet.

mortal ear attend,
And every heart rejoice;
The trumpet of the gospel sounds

With an inviting voice.
2 Ho, all ye hungry, starving souls,

That feed upon the wind,
And vainly strive with earthly toys

To fill an empty mind, -
3 Eternal Wisdom has prepared

A soul-reviving feast,
And bids our longing appetites

The rich provision taste.
4 Ho, ye that pant for living streams,

And pine away and die,
Here you may quench your raging thirst

With springs that never dry.
5 Dear Lord, the treasures of thy love

Are everlasting mines,
Deeper than all our miseries are,

More boundless than our sins. 6 The happy gates of gospel grace

Stand open night and day;
Lord, we are come to seek supplies,

And drive our wants away.


HYMN 258. C. M. [#]

Christ's Invitation.
1 The Saviour calls ! let every ear

Attend the heavenly sound :
Ye doubting souls, dismiss your fear;

Hope smiles reviving round.
2 For every thirsty, longing heart,

Here streams of bounty flow;
And life, and health, and bliss impart

To banish mortal wo. 3 There springs of sacred pleasure rise

To ease your every pain ;
Immortal fountain, full supplies !

Nor shall you thirst in vain. 4 Ye sinners, come; 'tis mercy's voice;

The gracious call obey;
Mercy invites to heavenly joys,

? 5 Dear Saviour, draw reluctant hearts;

To thee let sinners fly,
And take the bliss thy love imparts,

And drink, and never die.

HYMN 259. S. M. [#]

Saviour's Voice.
1 HEAR what a Saviour's voice,

To sinners, does proclaim ;
O, all ye ransomed souls, rejoice

Redeemer's name.
2 Where sin and death have reigned,

And all their power employed, There is his love and light maintained,

And heavenly truth enjoyed. 3 The needy, starving poor

Are filled with living bread ;
The opening of the prison door

Proclaims the captive freed. 4 The thirsty, panting soul,

That longs for springs of grace,
Beholds celestial waters roll,

And floods of righteousness. 5 My God, my Saviour too,

I would thy love proclaim,
Partake of what is brought to view,

And sing thy glorious name.

HYMN 260. C. M. [b or# ]

Gospel Invitations. 1 YE wretched, hungry, starving poor,

Behold a royal feast, Where mercy spreads her bounteous store

For every humble guest.

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