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Why should the foe Thy purchase seize?
Remember, Lord, Thy dying groans:
O claim them for Thy ransomed ones!
To these be Thy salvation show'd:
O sprinkle all their hearts with blood!
Open the door of faith and heaven;
And witness all their sins forgiven.
(826j CM. C. Wesley. 1749
JESUS, Thou all-redeeming Lord,
2 Gather the outcasts in, and save
From sin and Satan's power;
3 Lover of souls! Thou knowest to prize
What Thou hast bought so dear;
4 Appear, as when of old confest
The suffering Son of God;
5 The hardness from their hearts remove,
Thou who for all hast died;
6 Thy feet were nailed to yonder tree,
To trample down their sin:
7 Thy side an open fountain is,
Where all may freely go,
8 Ready Thou art the blood to apply,
And all Thy wounds to sinners cry—
54 (829) CM. C.wesley. 1767.
THOU Son of God, whose flaming eyes
2 We bow before Thy gracious throne,
And think ourselves sincere;
3 Is here a soul that knows Thee not,
Nor feels his want of Thee?
4 Convince him now of unbelief,
His desperate state explain;
5 Speak with that voice which wakes the dead,
And bid the sleeper rise!
6 Extort the cry, "What must be done
To save a wretch like me?
7 "I must this instant now begin
Out of my sleep to awake;
I must for faith incessant cry,
00 (1U) 8.M. C. Wesley. 1746.
SPIRIT of Faith, come down,
2 No man can truly say
Unless Thou take the veil away,
And breathe the living word:
Then, only then, we feel
Our interest in His blood,
"Thou art my Lord, my God!"
3 0 that the world might know
Spirit of Faith! descend, and show
The virtue of His name:
The grace which all may find,
The saving power, impart;
And speak in every heart.
4 Inspire the living faith,—
The witness in himself he hath,
And consciously believes,—
The faith that conquers all,
And doth the mountain move,
And perfects them in love.
(330) CM. C. Wesley. 1749.
COME, O Thou all-victorious Lord,
2 O that we all might now begin
Our foolishness to mourn;
3 Give us ourselves and Thee to know,
In this our gracious day;
Repentance unto life bestow,
And take our sins away.
4 Conclude us first in unbelief,
And freely then release;
5 Impoverish, Lord, and then relieve,
And then enrich the poor;
6 That blessed sense of guilt impart,
And make us feel our load;
7 Our desperate state through sin declare,
And speak our sins forgiven;
01 2-6s & 4-7s. C. Wesley. 1742.
SINNERS, your hearts lift up,
Ask, and ye shall all receive;
! Ye all may freely take
He for every man hath died:
Jesus now is glorified:
Gifts He hath received for men.
He sends them from the skies
On all His enemies:
Captive our captivity:
Christ, the Son, shall make us free.
Blessings on all He pours,
In never-ceasing showers; All He waters from above;
Offers all His joy and peace, Settled comfort, perfect love,
All may from Him receive
A power to turn and live; Grace for every soul is free;
All may hear the effectual call; All the Light of Life may see;
All may feel He died for all.
Drop down in showers of love,
Ye heavens, from above! Righteousness, ye skies, pour down!
Open, earth, and take it in! Claim the Spirit for your own,
Sinners, and be saved from sin!
Father, behold, we claim
The gift in Jesu's Name!
Into all our spirits pour;
Come, and never leave us more!