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3 "Spread for thee, the festal board
See with richest dainties stored;
To thy Father's bosom pressed,
Yet again a child confessed,
Never from his house to roam,
Come and welcome, sinner, come.

4 "Soon the days of life shall end;
Lo, I come, your Saviour, Friend,
Safe your spirits to convey
To the realms of endless day,
Up to my eternal home;
Come and welcome, sinner, come."


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Look to Christ.

1 WEARY sinner, keep thine eyes
On th' atoning Sacrifice;
View him bleeding on the tree,
Pouring out his life for thee:
There the dreadful curse he bore;
Weeping soul, lament no more.

2 Cast thy guilty soul on him;

Find him mighty to redeem ;
At his feet thy burden lay;
Look thy doubts and care away;
Now by faith the Son embrace,
Plead his promise, trust his grace.


C. M.

None excluded from Hope.

1 JESUS, thy blessings are not few, Nor is thy gospel weak:


2 Wide as the reach of Satan's rage
Doth thy salvation flow;
"Tis not confined to sex or age,
The lofty or the low.


Thy grace can melt the stubborn Jew,
And bow th' aspiring Greek.

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3 While grace is offered to the prince,
The poor may take their share;
No mortal has a just pretence
To perish in despair.

4 Come, all ye vilest sinners, come;
He'll form your souls anew:
His gospel and his heart have room
For rebels such as you.

5 His doctrine is almighty love;
There's virtue in his name
To turn the raven to a dove,
The lion to a lamb.



Offered Peace.

1 WEEPING sinners, dry your tears;
Jesus on the throne appears;
Mercy comes with balmy wing,
Bids you his salvation sing.



2 Peace he brings you by his death,
Peace he speaks with every breath;
Can you slight such heavenly charms?
Flee, O flee to Jesus' arms.

S. M.

The Gospel Trumpet.

1 YE trembling captives, hear;
The gospel trumpet sounds:
No music more can charm the ear,
Or heal your heartfelt wounds.


2 "Tis not the trump of war,
Nor Sinai's awful roar :
Salvation's news it spreads afar,
And vengeance is no more.

3 Forgiveness, love, and peace,
Glad heaven aloud proclaims;
And earth the jubilee release,
With eager rapture, claims.

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4 Far, far, to distant lands

The saving news shall spread,
And Jesus all his willing bands
In glorious triumph lead.


S. M.

The Spirit inviting.

1 THE Spirit, in our hearts,

Is whispering, "Sinner, come;
The bride, the church of Christ, proclaims
To all his children, "Come!"

2 Let him that heareth say

To all about him, "Come;"
Let him that thirsts for righteousness
To Christ, the fountain, come.


3 Yes, whosoever will,

O, let him freely come,
And freely drink the stream of life;
"Tis Jesus bids him come.


4 Lo! Jesus, who invites,

Declares, "I quickly come:"
Lord, even so; we wait thy hour;
O blest Redeemer, come.

S. M.

Returning to Christ.

1 YE sons of earth, arise,
Ye creatures of a day;
Redeem the time-be bold-
And cast your bonds away.

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3 Blest Saviour, Lord of all,
Thee help us to receive;
Obedient to thy gracious call,
O, bid us turn and live.


2 The year of gospel grace
With us rejoice to see,
And thankfully in Christ embrace
Your proffered liberty.

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4 Our former years misspent
Now let us deeply mourn,
And, softened by thy grace, repent,
And to thine arms return.


C. M.

The Invitation and the Resolve.

1 COME, weary sinner, in whose breast
A thousand thoughts revolve;
Come, with your guilt and fear oppressed,
And make this last resolve:

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2 "I'll go to Jesus, though my sin
Hath like a mountain rose;
I know his courts; I'll enter in,
Whatever may oppose.

3 "I'll prostrate lie before his throne,
And there my guilt confess;
I'll tell him I'm a wretch undone,
Without his sovereign grace.


4 "I'll to the gracious King approach,
Whose sceptre pardon gives;
Perhaps he may command my touch,
And then the suppliant lives.

5 "Perhaps he will admit my plea,
Perhaps will hear my prayer;
But, if I perish, I will pray,
And perish only there.

6 "I can but perish if I go;
I am resolved to try;
For if I stay away, I know
I must forever die."




C. M.

The Saviour at the Door.

1 AMAZING sight! the Saviour stands
And knocks at every door!


Ten thousand blessings in his hands
To satisfy the poor.

2 "Behold," he saith, "I bleed and die
To bring you to my rest:
Hear, sinners, while I'm passing by,
And be forever blest.

3 "Will you despise my bleeding love,
And choose the way to hell?

Or in the glorious realms above,
With me, forever dwell?

4 "Say, will you hear my gracious voice,
And have your sins forgiven?
Or will you make that wretched choice,
And bar yourselves from heaven?”


S. M.

Now the accepted Time.

1 NOW is th' accepted time;
Now is the day of grace;
Now, sinners, come, without delay,
And seek the Saviour's face.
2 Now is th' accepted time;

The Saviour calls to-day;
To-morrow it may be too late;

Then why should you delay?
3 Now is th' accepted time;

The gospel bids you come,
And every promise in his word
Declares there yet is room.

4 Lord, draw reluctant souls,

And feast them with thy love;
Then will the angels swiftly fly
To bear the news above.


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