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263 YOME, ye sinners, poor and wretched,

, , Jesus ready stands to save you, Full of pity joined with power.

He is able;
He is willing ; doubt no more.
2 Let not conscience make you linger,

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 Come, ye weary, heavy laden,

Bruised and broken by the Fall;
If you tarry till you're better,
You will never come at all;

Not the righteous, Sinners, Jesus came to call. 4 Agonizing in the garden,

Lo! your Saviour prostrate lies; On the bloody tree behold Him ; Hear Him cry before He dies,

'It is finished ! : Finished, the great sacrifice. 5 Lo ! the 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.

J. HART.

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"ROM the cross uplifted high,
What melodious sounds I hear,
Bursting on my ravished ear!

' Love's redeeming work is done ;

Come and welcome, sinner, come! 2 Sprinkled now with blood the throne, Why beneath thy burdens groan ?

On my pierced body laid,
Justice owns the ransom paid.

Bow the knee, and kiss the Son;

Come and welcome, sinner, come !!
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 spirit to convey.
To the realms of endless day.

Up to my eternal home,
Come and welcome, sinner, come!'

T. HAWEIS.
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our life's wild restless sea ; Day by day His sweet voice soundeth, Saying, 'Christian, follow Me.'

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2 Jesus calls us from the worship

Of the vain world's golden store, From each idol that would keep us,

Saying, 'Christian, love Me more. 3 In our joys and in our sorrows,

Days of toil and hours of ease, Still He calls, in cares and pleasures,

Christian, love Me more than these.' 4 Jesus calls us! by Thy mercies,

Saviour, may we hear Thy call ! Give our hearts to Thy obedience,

Serve and love Thee best of all.

C. F. ALEXANDER.

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ESUS, sinners will receive;'

Say this word of grace to all
Who the heavenly pathway leave,

All who linger, all who fall
This can bring them back again,

*Christ receiveth sinful men.' 2 Sick and sorrowful and blind,

I, with all my sins, draw nigh ;
O my Saviour, Thou canst find

Help for sinners such as I ;
Speak that word of love again,

Christ receiveth sinful men.' 3 Yea, my soul is comforted;

For Thy blood hath washed away All my sins, though crimson-red,

And I stand in white array,

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Purged from every spot and stain :

Christ receiveth sinful men.'
4 Christ receiveth sinful men :'

Even me, with all my sin;
Openeth to me heaven again,

With Him I may enter in.
Death hath no more sting nor pain ;
Christ receiveth sinful men.':.

NEUMEISTER, trans. MRS. BEVAN. 267

8s. L IFT up your heads, ye mighty gates !

Behold, the King of glory waits ;
The King of kings is drawing near,
The Saviour of the world is here ;

Life and salvation doth He bring,

Wherefore rejoice and gladly sing !
2 The Lord is just, a helper tried ;
Mercy is ever at His side ;

His kingly crown is holiness ;
His sceptre, pity in distress :

The end of all our woe He brings,

Wherefore the earth is glad and sings.
3 Fling wide the portals of your heart,
Make it a temple set apart
From earthly use, for Heaven's employ,
Adorned with prayer, and love, and joy:

So shall your Sovereign enter in,

And new and nobler life begin. 4 Redeemer, come ! I open wide My heart to Thee; here, Lord, abide !

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Let me Thine inner presence feel,
Thy grace and love in me reveal ;
I'hy Holy Spirit guide me on,
Until the glorious crown be won!

C. WEISZEL, trans. C. WINKWORTH. 268

OUD let the tuneful trumpet sound,

And spread the joyful tidings round Let every soul with transport hear,

And hail the Lord's accepted year. 2 Ye debtors, whom He gives to know That you ten thousand talents owe,

When humbled at His feet ye fall,

Your gracious Lord forgives them all. 3 The rich inheritance of heaven, Through Jesus Christ, is freely given;

Fair Salem your arrival waits,

With golden streets and pearly gates. 4. Her blest inhabitants no more Bondage and poverty deplore;

No debt but love, immensely great,

And joy still rises with the debt. 5 O happy souls that know the sound ! God's light shall all their steps surround

And show that jubilee begun
Which through eternal years shall run

DODDRIDGE. 269

NOW
TOW is the accepted time,

Now is the day of grace;

SY

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