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4 Sinners, turn-why will ye die?
God, the Spirit, asks you why:
He who all your lives hath strove,
Wooed you to embrace his love ;-
5 Will ye not his grace receive?
Will ye still refuse to live?
Oh! ye dying sinners, why—
Why will you forever die?

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Expostulation with Sinners.

SINNER, O why so thoughtless grown? Why in such fearful haste to die? Why speed thy flight to worlds unknown, Regardless of thy destiny?

2 Wilt thou defy the wrath of God, Led on by sin's delusive dreams? Madly despise the Saviour's blood,

And force thy passage to the flames?

3 Sinner, O lift thy thoughts above,
And hear the Lord of life unfold
The glories of his dying love-
Forever telling, yet untold!

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C. M.

YE, who despise the Saviour's grace,
And scorn his gospel, here,
How can you meet his angry face,
Or at his bar appear?

2 When every earthly hope shall fail,
When storms of wrath are nigh;
How will your souls affrighted quail
Beneath his burning eye!

3 Why will you madly rush on death, And force your way to wo?

Why tempt the God, that holds your breath, To strike the fatal blow.

4 Turn, guilty sinners, quickly turn;
Oh, come to Jesus now!
Ere the fierce flames around you burn,
To your Redeemer bow.

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C. M.

Exhortation to Repentance.
REPENT! the voice celestial cries,
No longer dare delay:
The soul that scorns the mandate dies,
And meets a fiery day.

2 No more the sovereign eye of God
O'erlooks the crimes of men;
His heralds now are sent abroad
To warn the world of sin.

3 O sinners, in his presence bow,
And all your guilt confess;
Accept the offered Saviour now,
Nor trifle with his grace,

4 Soon will the awful trumpet sound
And call you to his bar;
His mercy knows th' appointed bound,
And yields to justice there.

7s, 5s & 49.

189

Sinners warned by the Destruction of Sodom,
HASTE thee, sinner, haste away,
Vengeance is at hand!
From destruction quickly flee,
Flee at God's command!
No more inquire:
Lo! the city's doom is sealed;

Wrath from heaven shall be revealed
In liquid fire!

2 Haste thee, sinner, haste away
From the o'erwhelming rain!
Break at once thy long delay,
Stay not in the plain!
In threatening form,
See the clouds above thy head-
All around their folds are spread-
Oh flee the storm!

3 Haste thee, sinner, haste away,
Ere the tempest falls!
Now the warning voice obey,
While the Spirit calls:
For refuge fly!

In the fate of Sodom see,
What may quickly come to thee-
Why wilt thou die?

4 Haste thee, sinner, haste away,
While 'tis mercy's hour;
Harden not thy heart to-day,
Through the tempter's power;
Oh turn and live;

Jesus is the hiding place,
Flee to him, and trust his grace-
He will forgive.

L. M.

190

Sinners invited to immediate Repentance. WHILE life prolongs its precious light,

Mercy is found-and peace is given; But soon-ah soon! approaching night Shall blot out every hope of heaven.

2 While God invites-how blest the day! How sweet the gospel's charming sound! Come, sinners, haste-oh, haste away,

While yet a pardoning God is found. 3 Soon, borne on time's most rapid wing,

Shall death command you to the grave; Before his bar your spirits bring,

And none be found to hear, or save. 4 In that lone land of deep despair,

No Sabbath's heavenly light shall rise; No God regard your bitter prayer, No Saviour call you to the skies.

5 Now God invites-how blest the day!
How sweet the gospel's charming sound!
Come, sinners, haste-oh, haste away,
While yet a pardoning God is found.

S. M.

191

Sinners invited to immediate Repentance.
YE sinners, fear the Lord,
While yet 'tis called to-day;
Soon will the awful voice of death
Command your souls away.
2 Soon will the harvest close,
The summer soon be o'er;
And soon your injured, angry God,
Will hear your prayers no more.
3 Then while 'tis called to-day,
Oh hear the gospel's sound;
Come, sinners, haste-oh haste away,
While pardon may be found.

L. M.

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God's Readiness to forgive. BEHOLD! this is the day of grace; Come, sinners, seek the Saviour's face;

You need but look to Christ and live-
The Lord is ready to forgive.

2 The fountain of his grace is free ;
His love is boundless as the sea;
He urges you to look and live-
The Lord is ready to forgive.

3 Grieve not the Spirit from your heart,
Lest he should finally depart;

But while he moves, come, look and live-
The Lord is ready to forgive.

4 Come, all who thirst-come, all who willCome while the dews of grace distil; Come, as you are-come, look and liveThe Lord is ready to forgive.

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The Resolve.

COME, trembling sinner, in whose breast
A thousand thoughts revolve:

Come, with your guilt and fear oppressed,
And make this last resolve:

2 "I'll go to Jesus, though my sin
Hath like a mountain rose;
I see his courts, I'll enter in,
Whatever may oppose.

3 Prostrate I'll lie before his throne,
And there my guilt confess;
I'll tell him I'm a wretch undone-
Without his sovereign grace.

4 Perhaps he will admit my plea,
Perhaps he'll hear my prayer;
But if I perish, I will pray,
And perish only there.'

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