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2 Jesus invited near

The vilest of our race :
He bids the greatest sinner hear

The gospel of his grace. 3 Let Pharisees exclaim,

And all this grace despise,
But we will love the Saviour's name ;

"Tis wondrous in our eyes. 4 Yes, to life's utmost end,

Thy sovereign grace we'll show, And own thee for the sinner's Friend,

And sin's eternal Foe.

HYMN 230. H. M. [#]

The Fountain.
i Hail, everlasting Spring!

Celestial Fountain, hail !
Thy streams salvation bring,
The waters never fail ;

Still they endure,
And still they flow,
For all our wo

A sovereign cure.
2 Blest be his wounded side,

And blest his bleeding heart,
Who once in anguish died
Such favours to impart.

His precious word
Shall make us clean
From every sin,

And fit for God.

3 To that dear Source of love

Our souls this day would come ;
And thither, from above,
Lord, call the nations home:

That Jew and Greek,
With joyful songs
On all their tongues,

Thy praise may speak.

HYMN 231. 6 & 4s. M.

6 & 4s. M. [#]

Worthy the Lamb. 1 GLORY to God on high! Let earth and skies reply, Praise

ye

his name:
His love and grace adore,
Who all our sorrows bore ;
Sing aloud evermore,

Worthy the Lamb.
2 Join, all ye ransomed race,
Our holy Lord to bless;
Praise

ye

his name:
In him we will rejoice,
And make a joyful noise,
Shouting with heart and voice,

Worthy the Lamb.
3 What though we change our place,
Yet we shall never cease

Praising his name :
To him our songs we bring,
Hail him our gracious King,
And without ceasing sing,

Worthy the Lamb.

HYMN 232.

S. M. [#]
Joy and Peace in Christ.
1 0 Christ, what gracious words,

Are ever, ever thine ;
Thy voice is music to the soul,

And life and peace divine. 2 Good, everlasting good,

Glad-tidings, full of joy,
Flow from thy lips, the lips of truth,

And flow without alloy.
3 The broken heart, the poor,

The bruised, the deaf, the blind,
The dumb, the dead, the captive wretch,

In thee compassion find. 4 Lord Jesus, speed the day,

The promised day of grace,
To all the poor, the dumb, the deaf,

The dead, of Adam's race. 5 One song shall then employ

The blest, the blessing whole ;
And human nature shout thy name,

The life of every soul.

HYMN 233. L. M. [#]

Star of Hope. 1 Bright Star of Hope, thy rise we hail ;

Our hearts drink in thy glad ning rays; To Him who lit thy brilliant fires,

Father of lights, we bring our praise.

2 Bright Star of Hope, we follow thee;

Herald divine, we catch thy voice : Thy notes proclaim God's jubilee,

And bid a ransomed world rejoice. 3 Hail, Star of Hope ! our hearts adore

TI ght, which shines on life's dark wave Like the bright guide on ocean's shore,

The storm-spent mariner to save. 4 Hail, Star of Hope! man's certain Guide

To truth and life by mercy given; Spread wide thy rays, till all mankind Receive this richest boon of Heaven.

THE GOSPEL.

HYMN 234. L. M. [#]

Excellency of the Gospel.
1 God, in the gospel of his Son,

Makes his eternal counsels known ;
And sinners of an humble frame

May taste his grace, and learn his name. 2 Wisdom its dictates here imparts,

To form our minds, to cheer our hearts;
Its influence makes the sinner live,

And bids the drooping saint revive.
3 Our raging passions it controls,

And comfort yields to contrite souls ;

It guides us all our journey through,

And brings a better world to view. 4. May this blest volume ever lie

Close to my heart, and near my eye ;
To life's last hour my soul employ,
And fit me for the heavenly joy.

HYMN 235. C. M. [#]

Saviour's Message. 1 HARK! 'tis the Saviour of mankind

Speaks to his chosen few ; 'Tis he who leads the wandering blind

In ways they could not know. 2 'Tis he who says, Go forth, my friends,

Proclaim my truth and grace ;
Inform each soul my love extends

To all of Adam's race.
3 What though my ransomed

may

refuse The message to receive, And you, the messengers, abuse,

Yet still I came to save.
4 Yea, should deception still prevail,

And blind the people's eyes,
In my great day I'll rend the veil

From all beneath the skies.
5 Then every eye shall see the grace

You now in faith declare,
And I myself, from every face,

Will wipe off every tear.

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