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2 'Tis not the trump of war,

Nor Sinai's awful roar:
Salvation's news it spreads afar,

And vengeance is no more. 3 Forgiveness, love, and peace,

Glad heaven aloud proclaims ;
And earth the jubilee's release,

With eager rapture, claims. 4 Far, far to distant lands

The saving news shall spread ;
And Jesus all his willing bands,

In glorious triumph lead. 159

The Gospel Trumpet.
HARK, hark! the gospel trumpet sounds,
Through earth and heaven the echo bounds;
Pardon and peace by Jesus' blood!
Sinners are reconciled to God,

By grace divine !
2 Come, sinners, hear the joyful news,

Nor longer dare the grace refuse ;
Mercy and justice here combine,
Goodness and truth harmonious join,

T' invite you near.
3 Ye saints in glory, strike the lyre;

Ye mortals, catch the sacred fire;
Let both the Saviour's love proclaim-
Forever worthy is the Lamb
Of endless praise.

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Christ's Invitation to Sinners.
“COME hither, all ye weary souls,

Ye heavy-laden sinners, come;

I'll give you rest from all your toils,

And raise you to my heavenly home. 2 They shall find rest, who learn of me;

I'm of a meek and lowly mind;
But passion rages like the sea,

And pride is restless as the 'wind.
3 Blest is the man, whose shoulders take

My yoke, and bear it with delight;
My yoke is easy to the neck,

My grace shall make the burden light." 4 Jesus, we come at thy command;

With faith, and hope, and humble zeal, Resign our spirits to thy hand,

To mould and guide us at thy will.

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FROM the cross uplifted high,
Where the Saviour deigns to die,
What melodious sounds we hear,
Bursting on the 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 spirits to convey,
To the realms of endless day,
Up to my eternal home-
Come and welcome, sinner, come !"

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Christ's Invitation to Sinners.
BLEEDING hearts, defiled by sin,
Jesus Christ can make you clean:
Contrite souls, with guilt oppressed,

Jesus Christ can give you rest.
2 You who mourn o'er follies past,

Precious hours and years laid waste ;
Turn to God-oh turn and live,

Jesus Christ can still forgive. 3 Fainting souls, in peril's hour,

Yield not to the tempter's power;
On the risen Lord rely,

Jesus Christ now reigns on high. 163

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THE Saviour calls—let every ear

Attend the heavenly sound;
Ye doubting souls, dismiss your fear;

Hope smiles reviving round.
2 For every thirsty, longing heart,

Here, streams of bounty flow;
And life, and health, and bliss impart,

To banish mortal wo.

3 Ye sinners, come—'tis mercy's voice;

That gracious voice obey ;
'Tis Jesus calls to heavenly joys-

And can you yet delay? 4 Dear Saviour! draw reluctant hearts;

To thee let sinners fly,
And take the bliss thy love imparts,

And drink—and never die

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COME! said Jesus' sacred voice,
Come, and make my paths your choice:
I will guide you to your home-

Weary pilgrims! hither come. 2 Hither come-for here is found

Balm for every bleeding wound,
Peace, which ever shall endure
Rest, eternal-sacred--sure !

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ALL ye, who feel distressed for sin,

And fear eternal wo,
You Christ invites to enter in-

This hour to Jesus go!
2 He, by his own almighty word,

Will all your fears remove;
For every wound his precious blood

A sovereign balm shall prove. 3 His conquering grace shall set you free

From sin's oppressive chains, From Satan's hateful tyranny,

And everlasting pains.

4 Come then, ye heavy-laden-come!

His instant help implore:
Millions have found a peaceful home-

There's room for millions more.

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Invitation to the Heavy-laden.
COME, weary souls, with sin oppressed,
Oh come! accept the promised rest :
The Saviour's gracious call obey,

And cast your gloomy fears away.
2 Oppressed with guilt-a painful load,
Oh come, and bow before

your

God! Divine compassion, mighty love,

Will all the painful load remove. 3 Here mercy's boundless ocean flows,

To cleanse your guilt-and heal your woes; Here's pardon, life, and endless peace

How rich the gift!-how free the grace! 167

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SINNERS, the voice of God regard;

His mercy speaks to-day;
He calls you by his sovereign word,

From sin's destructive way.
2 Like the rough sea, that cannot rest,

You live devoid of peace;
A thousand stings within your breast,

Deprive your souls of ease.
3 Why will you in the crooked ways

Of sin and folly go?
In pain you travail all your days,

To reap immortal wo!
4 But he, who turns to God, shall live,

Through his abounding grace:

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