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INVITATIONS AND EXHORTATIONS.
Invitation to fly to Christ. 1 WEARY souls that wander wide
From the central point of bliss, Turn to Jesus crucified,
Fly to those dear wounds of His : Sink into the purple flood :
Rise into the life of God.
Peace unspeakable, unknown:
Life, by His expiring groan:
Find in CHRIST your all in all. 3 O believe the record true;
God to you His Son hath giv'n! Ye may now be happy too;
Find on earth the life of heav'n: Live the life of heav'n above;
All the life of glorious love. 4 This the universal bliss,
Bliss for ev'ry soul design d; God's original promise this,
God's great gift to all mankind ! Blest in CHRIST this moment be! Blest to all eternity!
Invitation to the Gospel Feast.
Let ev'ry soul be Jesu's guest:
For God hath bidden all mankind. 2 Sent by my LORD, on you I call;
The invitation is to all :
All things in CHRIST are ready now. 3 Come, all ye souls by sin opprest,
Ye restless wand'rers after rest;
In CHRIST a hearty welcome find. 4 My message as from God receive;
Ye all may come to CHRIST, and live:
Nor suffer Him to die in vain ! 5 His love is mighty to compel;
His conquering love consent to feel;
And fight against your God no more. 6 See Him set forth before your eyes,
That precious, bleeding sacrifice !
And freely now be sav'd by grace! . 7 This is the time; no more delay;
This is the acceptable day:
Invitation to the Marriage Supper.
1 SINNERS, obey the Gospel-word; Haste to the supper
my LORD; Be wise to know your gracious day;
All things are ready, come away! 2 Ready the FATHER is to own,
And kiss His late returning son:
And spreads for you His bleeding bands. 3 Ready the SPIRIT of His love,
Just now the stony to remove;
4 Ready for you the angels wait,
To triumph in your blest estate:
5 The FATHER, Son, and HOLY GHOST,
Are ready with their shining host: All heav'n is ready to resound, " The dead's alive! the lost is found !”
6 Come, then, ye sinners, to your LORD,
In Christ to paradise restor’d:
Lyin. Invitation to the Living Waters. i Ho! ev'ry one that thirsts draw nigh ;
('Tis God invites the fallen race;) Mercy and free salvation buy;
Buy wine, and milk, and Gospel-grace. % "Come to the living waters, come!
Sinners, obey your Maker's call : Return, ye weary wand'rers, home,
And find My grace is free for all. 3 “See from the Rock a fountain rise !
For you in healing streams it rolls ; Money ye need not bring, nor price,
Ye lab'ring, burthen'd, sin-sick souls. 4 "Why seek ye that which is not bread,
Nor can your hungry souls sustain? On ashes, husks, and air, ye feed;
You spend your little all in vain. 5 “In search of empty joys below,
Ye toil with unavailing strife : Whither, ah! whither would ye go?
I have the words of endless life. 6." I bid you all My goodness prove:
My promises for all are free: Come, taste the manna of My love,
And let your souls delight in Me. 7 “Your willing ear and heart ineline,
My words believingly receive ; Quicken'd, your souls, by faith divine,
An everlasting life shall live.”
My dear REDEEMER's praise !
The triumphs of His grace!
Assist me to proclaim;
The honours of Thy Name. 3 Jesus, the Name that charms our fears,
That bids our sorrows cease ; 'Tis music in the sinner's ears;
'Tis life, and health, and peace.
He sets the pris'ner free;
His blood avail'd for me. 5 Hear Him, ye deaf: his praise, ye dumb,
Your loosen'd tongues employ:
And leap, ye lame, for joy. 6 Look unto him, ye
nations : own Your God, ye
fallen race; Look, and be sav'd through faith alone,
Be justified by grace. 7 See all your sins on JESUS laid ;
The LAMB of GOD was slain, His soul was once an off'ring made
For ev'ry soul of man.