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Lo! we come to Thee for ease,
True and gracious as Thou art ;
L.M. 6 lines. C. WESLEY. 1739.
A brand plucked from eternal fire,
And sing my great Deliverer's praise ? 2 O how shall I the goodness tell,
Father, which Thou to me hast showed ?
I should be called a child of God,
Blest with this antepast of heaven !
Or basely fear His gifts to own?
Shall I, the hallowed cross to shun,
By hiding it within my heart ?
And call forth all his host to war ;
Them, and their god, alike I dare;
Jesus, to sinners still the same. 5 Outcasts of men, to you I call,
Harlots, and publicans, and thieves !
Sinners alone, His grace receives ;
6 Come, O my guilty brethren, come,
Groaning beneath your load of sin :
His open side shall take you in :
Come, O‘my guilty brethren, come 7 For you the purple current flowed
In pardons from His wounded side ;
For you the Prince of Glory died :
Only believe, and yours is heaven! 397 (423) L.M. 6 lines. C. Wesley. 1741.
SEE, sinners, in the gospel glass,
But may in Him salvation find !
-His life and death,—that God is Love! 2 Behold the Lamb of God, who bears
The sins of all the world away!
He sojourns in a house of clay!
But God with God is man with men. 3 See where the God Incarnate stands,
And calls His wandering creatures home : He all day long spreads out His hands;
“Come, weary souls, to Jesus come! Ye all may hide you in My breast;
Believe, and I will give you rest.
My saving grace for all is free ;
That comes a sinner unto Me;
L.M. 6 lines. C. WESLEY. 1741.
Jesus is come, your souls to save !
Pardon ye all through Him may have ;
This Man receiveth sinners still.
The deaf, the dumb, the sick, the poor
And freely all accept their cure:
The lepers cleanse, and raise the dead ?
And satisfy their every need ?
Or send them sorrowful away ?
The people hungry, scattered, faint ;
Jerusalem, a true complaint;
That, with His tears, for thee hath flowed. 399 149
L.M. 6 lines. C. WESLEY. 1741. W OULD Jesus have the sinner die ?
Why hangs He, then, on yonder tree? What means that strange expiring cry?
(Sinners, He prays for you and me) “Forgive them, Father, O forgive :
They know not that by Me they live !" 2 Adam descended from above,
Our loss of Eden to retrieve,
If all the world in Thee may live,
3 Thou be by Theat, Thy in on the pray,
3 Thou loving, all-atoning Lamb,
Thee—by Thy painful agony,
Thy cross, and passion on the tree,
Take all, take all my sins away! 4 O let me kiss Thy bleeding feet,
And bathe and wash them with my tears;
In every drooping sinner's ears ;
If I, e'en I, have mercy found !
Thy love for every sinner free,
May taste the grace that found out me,
4-6s & 2-83. C. Wesley. 1756.
The Saviour of mankind;
The joy of earth and heaven ;
No other name is given,
It charms the hosts above;
And wonder at His love;
His Name the sinner hears,
And is from sin set free; 'Tis music in his ears,
'Tis life and victory : New songs do now his lips employ
And dances his glad heart for joy 5 Stung by the scorpion sin,
My poor expiring soul
And is at once made whole :
I hear, I feel, He died for me. 6 O unexampled love!
O all-redeeming grace!
To save a fallen race !
What Thou for all mankind hast done? 7 O for a trumpet-voice,
On all the world to call !
In Him who died for all !
C.M. C. WESLEY. 1749. TOVERS of pleasure more than God,
u For you He suffered pain; Swearers, for you He spilt His blood :
And shall He bleed in vain ? 2 Misers, His life for you He paid;
Your basest crime He bore : Drunkards, your sins on Him were laid,
That you might sin no more. 3 The God of Love, to earth He came,
That you might come to heaven; Believe, believe in Jesu's name,
And all your sin's forgiven.