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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.

407.

H. M.

TOPLADY.
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.

408.
C. M.

WATTS.
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.

409.
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.

410.

C. M.

MEDLEY.
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.

411.

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.

412.

S. M.

DODDRIDGE.
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.

413.

7s.

PRATT'S COL.
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.

414.

L. M. BICKERSTETH's COL.

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.

415.

7s.

WINCHELL'S SEL.
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.

416.
8s, 7s & 4.

HART.
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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