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Glorify the King of kings,
Expostulation with Sinners. I SINNERS! turn, why will ye die ?
God, your Maker, asks you-Why?
Will ye cross his love, and die ?
God, your Saviour, asks you-Why?
Will ye slight his grace, and die ?"
God, the Spirit, asks you-Why?
C. M. 270.
Expostulation wilh Sinners. 1 SINNERS! the voice of God regard;
'T is mercy speaks to-day; He calls you by his sovereign word,
From sin's destructive way.
You live devoid of peace :
Deprive your souls of ease.
And will you onward go?
Or bear eternal wo?
4 Lo! he, who turns to God, shall live,
Through his abounding grace;
Of those who seek his face.
Renouncing every sin :
And learn his will divine. 6 His love exceeds your highest thoughts ;
He pardons like a God;
Through Christ's atoning blood.
L. M. 271,
Knocking at the Door.
He gently knocks,-has knocked before ;
You treat no other friend so ill. 2 Oh! lovely attitude--he stands
With melting heart and loaded hands :
This matchless kindness to his foes ! 3 But will he prove a friend indeed?
He will--the very friend you need ;
With garments dyed on Calvary.
Turn out his enemy and thine,-
And let the heavenly stranger in. 5 Admit him, ere his anger burn,
His feet departed ne'er return;
8s, 7s and 4. 272. Invitation to Sinners. 1 COME, ye sinners ! heavy-laden, Lost and ruined by the fall,
If you wait till you are better,
Christ, the Saviour, came to call.
Is to feel your need of him:
"T is the Spirit's rising beam. 3 Agonizing in the garden,
Lo! your Saviour prostrate lies;
There he groans, and bleeds, and dies: "It is finished"
Heaven accepts the sacrifice.
4 Lo! th' incarnate God ascending
Can do helpless sinners good.
Sinners here may sing the same.
The Sinner entreated.
1 RETURN, O wanderer! now return, And seek thine injured Father's face; Those new desires that in thee burn,
Were kindled by reclaiming grace. 2 Return, O wanderer! now return,
He hears thy deep repentant sigh;
When no intruding ear is nigh.
3 Return, O wanderer! now return,
4 Return, O wanderer! now return, And wipe away the falling tear; Thy Father calls-"No longer mourn!" 'Tis mercy's voice invites thee near.
The heavenly Guest.
1 AND will the Lord thus condescend To visit sinful worms?
Thus at the door shall mercy stand,
2 Shall Jesus for admittance plead,
3 "T is sin, alas! with tyrant-power,
And crowds of traitors bar the door,
4 Lord! rise in thine all-conquering grace, Thy mighty power display;
One beam of glory from thy face
5 Ye vile seducers! hence depart;
8s, 7s and 4. Glad Tidings.
1 SINNERS! will you scorn the message Coming from the courts above?
Mercy speaks in every passage;
Oh! believe it,
Every line is full of love.
2 Now, the heralds of salvation
Joyful news from heaven proclaim :-
Through the all-atoning Lamb!
Through the all-atoning Lamb.
3 Who hath their report believed?
4 O ye angels! hovering round us,-
Glad the message will obey.
The accepted Time.
1 NOW is th' accepted time,
2 Now is th' accepted time,
The Saviour calls to-day;
3 Now is th' accepted time,
The gospel bids you come :
4 Lord! draw reluctant souls,
8s and 4.
1 HARK-hark! the gospel-trumpet sounds,→→
2 Come, sinners! hear the joyful news Nor longer dare the grace refuse;