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3 “ Come, wanderers, to my Father's home;

Come, all ye weary ones, and rest: Yes, sacred Teacher, we will come,

Obey thee, love thee, and be blest. 4 Decay, then, tenements of dust;

Pillars of earthly pride, decay: A nobler mansion waits the just,

And Jesus has prepared the way.


H. M.

The Jubilee proclaimed.
1 BLOW ye the trumpet, blow,

The gladly-solemn sound;
Let all the nations know,

To earth's remotest bound,
The year of jubilee is come;

Return, ye ransomed sinners, home.
2 Exalt the Lamb of God,

The sin-atoning Lamb;
Redemption by his blood,

Through all the lands, proclaim:
The year of jubilee is come;

Return, ye ransomed sinners, home.
3 Ye slaves of sin and hell,

Your liberty receive,
And safe in Jesus dwell,

And blest in Jesus live :
The year of jubilee is come;

Return, ye ransomed sinners, home.
4 The gospel trumpet hear,

The news of pardoning grace:
Ye happy souls, draw near;

Behold your Saviour's face:
The year of jubilee is come;

Return, ye ransomed sinners, home,
5 Jesus, our great High Priest,

Has full atonement made;
Ye weary spirits, rest;

Ye mourning souls, be glad :
The year of jubilee is come;
Return, ye ransomed sinners, home.

C. M.

Rejoicing in the Gospel.
1 BLEST are the souls that hear and know

The gospel's joyful sound;
Peace shall attend the paths they go,

And light their steps surround.
2 Their joy shall bear their spirits up,

Through their Redeemer's name;
His righteousness exalts their hope,

Nor Satan dares condemn.
3 The Lord, our glory and defence,

Strength and salvation gives;
Israel, thy King forever reigns,

Thy God forever lives.

L. M.

WATTS. The Power of Truth. 1 THIS is the word of truth and love,

Sent to the nations from above;
Jehovah here resolves to show

What his almighty grace can do. 2 This remedy did wisdom find,

To heal diseases of the mind
This sovereign balm, whose virtues can

Restore the ruined creature, man. 3 The gospel bids the dead revive;

Sinners obey the voice, and live;
Dry bones are raised, and clothed afresh,

And hearts of stone are turned to flesh. 4 May but this grace my soul renew,

Let sinners gaze and hate me too;
The word that saves me does engage
A sure defence from all their rage.


C. M.

The Fountain of living Waters.
1 0, WHAT amazing words of grace

Are in the gospel found!
Suited to every sinner's case,

Who hears the joyful sound.

2 Come, then, with all your wants and wounds;

Your every burden bring;
Here love, unchanging love, abounds,

A deep, celestial spring.
3 This spring with living water flows,

And heavenly joy imparts ;
Come, thirsty souls, your wants disclose,

And drink with thankful hearts. 4 A host of sinners, vile as you,

Have here found life and peace;
Come, then, and prove its virtues too,

And drink, adore, and bless.


C. M.

WATTS. The Gospel a Savor of Life or Death. 1 CHRIST and his cross are all our theme,

The mysteries that we speak
Are scandal in the Jews' esteem,

And folly to the Greek.
2 But souls enlightened from above

With joy receive the word ;
They see what wisdom, power, and love,

Shine in their dying Lord. 3 The vital savor of his name

Restores their fainting breath;
But unbelief perverts the same

To guilt, despair, and death.
4 Till God diffuse his graces down,

Like showers of heavenly rain,
In vain Apollos sows the ground,

And Paul may plant in vain.


S. M.

Sinners called by Jehovah.
1 THE Lord Jehovah calls;

Be every ear inclined;
May such a voice awake each heart,
And captivate the mind.

2 If he in thunder speak,

Earth trembles at his nod;
But milder accents here proclaim

The condescending God.
3 O, harden not your hearts,

But hear his voice to-day ;
Lest, ere to-morrow's earliest dawn,

He call your souls away.
4 Almighty God, pronounce

The word of conquering grace;
So shall the flint dissolve to tears,

And scorners seek thy face.



Christ's Invitation.
1 COME, saith Jesus' sacred voice,

Come, and make my paths your choice;
I will guide you to your home;

Weary pilgrims, hither come.
2 Hither come ; for here is found

Balm for every bleeding wound,
Peace which ever shall endure,
Rest, eternal, sacred, sure.



The Wanderer invited.
1 WANDERER from God, return, return,

And seek an injured Father's face;
Those warm desires, that in thee burn,

Were kindled by reclaiming grace. 2 Wanderer from God, return, return;

Thy Father hears that deep-felt sigh;
He sees thy softened spirit mourn;

And mercy's voice invites thee nigh. 3 Wanderer from God, return, return;

Renounce thy fears; thy Saviour lives ;
Go to his bleeding cross, and learn

How freely, fully, he forgives.



Sinners urged to accept the Invitation.
1 YE who in his courts are found,

Listening to the joyful sound,
Lost and helpless as ye are,
Sons of sorrow, sin, and care,
Glorify the King of kings;

Take the peace the gospel brings.
2 Turn to Christ your longing eyes ;

View this bleeding sacrifice;
See in him your sins forgiven,
Pardon, holiness, and heaven;
Glorify the King of kings;
Take the peace the gospel brings.

8s, 7s & 4.

Sinners entreated by the Mercies of Christ.
1 COME, ye sinners, poor and wretched,

Come in mercy's gracious hour;
Jesus ready stands to save you,
Full of pity, love, and power:

He is able -
He is willing - doubt no more.
2 Let no sense of guilt prevent you,

Nor of fitness fondly dream;
All the fitness he requireth
Is to feel your need of him:

This he gives you;
'Tis the Spirit's rising beam.
3 Agonizing in the garden,

Lo! your Saviour prostrate lies;
On the bloody tree behold him;
There he groans, and bleeds, and dies

“ It is finished;"
Heaven's atoning sacrifice.
4 Lo! th' incarnate God, ascended,

Pleads the merit of his blood;
Venture on him — venture wholly ;
Let no other trust intrude:

None but Jesus
Can do helpless sinners good.

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