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3 Holy pilgrim . what for thee,

In a world like this, remains ?
From thy guarded breast shall flee

Fear, and shame, and doubt and pains-
Fear - the hope of heaven shall fly,

Shame - from glory's view retire,
Doubt-in full belief shall die,

Pain in endless bliss expire.

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ANONYMOUS.
The Same.
1 Brigit was the guiding star that led,

With mild benignant ray,
The Gentiles to the lowly shed

Where the Redeemer lay.
2 But lo! a brighter, clearer light

Now points to his abode
It shines through sin and sorrow's night

To guide us to our Lord.
3 O haste to follow where it leads;

The gracious call obey,
Be rugged wilds, or flowery meads,

The Christian's destined way.
4 O gladly tread the narrow path

While light and grace are given;
We'll meekly follow Christ on earth,

And reign with him in heaven.

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COLLYER.
Call to the Wandering.
1 RETURN, O wanderer, now return,

And seek thy Father's face;
Those new desires, which in thee burn,
Were kindled by his grace.

2 Return, 0.wanderer, now return;

He hears thy humble sigh ;
He sees thy softened spirit mourn,

When no one else is nigh.
3 Return, O wanderer, now return;

Thy Father bids thee live;
Go to his feet, and grateful learn

How freely he 'li forgive.
4 Return, O wanderer, now return,

And wipe the falling tear ;
Thy Father calls -no longer mour;

'Tis love invites thee near.

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MOORE. “ Her sins, rohich are many, are forgiven ; for she loved

much."

1 WERE not the sinful Mary's tears

An offering worthy heaven,
When, o'er the faults of former years,

She wept, and was forgiven?
2 When, bringing every balmy sweet

Her day of luxury stored,
She o'er her Saviour's hallowed feet

The precious ointment poured ;
3 Were not those sweets so freely shed,

That shame, those weeping eyes,
And the sunk heart which inly bled,

Heaven's noblest sacrifice ?
4 Thou that hast slept in error's sleep,

O wouldst thou wake to heaven,
Like Mary kneel, like Mary weep;
“Love much," and be forgiven!

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ANONYMOUS.
To the Prodigal Son.
1 BROTHER, hast thou wandered far

From thy father's happy home ?
With thyself and God at war?

Turn thee, brother, homeward come .
2 Hast thou wasted all the powers

God for noble uses gave ?
Squandered life's most golden hours?

Turn thee, brother, God can save!
3 Is a mighty famine now

In thy heart and in thy soul?
Discontent upon thy brow?

Turn thee, God will make thee whole ! 4 Fall before him on the ground,

Pour thy sorrow in his ear,
Seek him, while he may be found,

Call upon him, while he's near.

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S. M.

EPISCOPAL COLL.
Gospel Invitations.
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,

0, let him freely come,
And freely drink the stream of life;
"T is Jesus bids him come.

4 Lo, Jesus, who invites,

Declares, “ I quickly come:”
Lord, even so! I wait thine hour :

Jesus, my Saviour, come!

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WATTS.
The Blessings of the Gospel.
1 Blest are the souls that hcar 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 dares the world condemn.
3 The Lord, our glory and defence,

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

Thy God forever lives.

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DODDRIDGE.
AU Things Ready.
1 The King of heaven his table spreads,

And dainties crown the board :
Not Paradise, with all its joys,

Could such delight afford.
2 Ye hungry poor, that long have strayed,

In sin's dark mazes, come;
Come from your most obscure retreats,
And
grace

shall find you room.
3 Millions of souls, in glory now,

Were fed and feasted here;
And millions more, still on the way
Around the board appear.

4 Yet are his house and heart so large,

That millions more may come;
Nor could the whole assembled world

O’erfill the spacious room.

And cast your

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PRATT's Coll
Coming to Christ.
1 Ye sons of earth, arise,

Ye creatures of a day ;
Redeem the time be bold-be wise,

bonds

away.
2 The year of gospel grace

With us rejoice to see,
And thankfully in Christ embrace

Your proffered liberty.
3 Blest Saviour, Lord of all,

God help us to receive ;
Obedient to thy gracious call,

0, bid us turn and live.

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E. TURNBR.
Saviour's Voice.
1 Hear what a Saviour's voice,

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

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

And all their power employed,
There are 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.

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