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3 This is the field where hidden lies
The pearl of price unknown; That merchant is divinely wise,
Who makes this pearl his own. 4 Here consecrated water flows
To quench my thirst of sin;
Nor danger dwells therein.
Where wit and reason fail; My guide to everlasting life,
Through all this gloomy vale. 6 O may thy counsels, mighty God,
My roving feet command ; Nor I forsake the happy road That leads to thy right hand.
155. C. M. Rippon's Selection.
Knowledge and joy, from the Word.
By inspiration given!
Th guide our souls to heaven.
In this dark vale of tears;
And quells our rising fears.
Of life shall guide our way; Till we behold the clearer light
Of an eternal day.
LAW AND SIN.
156. L. M. Medley. The Law of God the test. Dan, v. 27. R eye,
Behold the judgment drawing nigh;
Behold the balance is display'd,
Where thou must be exactly weigh’d. 2 See, in one scale, God's holy law:
Mark with what force its precepts draw;
Thy works how light! thy thoughts how vain: 3 Behold! the hand of God appears,
And writes in dreadful characters,
With trembling hear the solemn sound. 4 One only hope can get prevail,
Jesus, for thee, can turn the scale:
157. C. M.
Rests heavy on thy soul.
One sin the angels hurl'd;
Brought ruin on this world. 3 An evil thought, an idle word,
A cherish'd wrong desire, Provokes the vengeance of the Lord,
Kindles an endless fire.
Whose Rule must ne'er be broke;
158. . L. M. Watts.
IFE and immortal joys are given
To souls that mourn the sins they've done;
2 Woe to the wretch that never felt The inward
of pious grief, But adds to all his crying guilt
The stubborn sin of unbelief.
Under the wrath of God he lies;
159. C. M. Walls. The Invitation of the Gospel. Isaiah lv. 1–7 LET every mortal ear attend, The trumpet of the gospel sounds
With an inviting voice.
That feed upon the wind,
To fill an empty mind;
A soul-reviving feast,
The rich provision taste.
And pine away and die,
With springs that never dry. 5 Rivers of love and mercy here,
In a rich ocean join;
Like floods of milk and wine. 6 The happy gates of gospel-grace
Stand open night and day;
And drive our wants away.
160. L. M. Watts.
The mercy which thy words reveal
And stamps its own celestial seal.
Finds peace and pardon at the cross ;
Believes and loves his Maker's laws.
161. C. M. Walts.
Sounds from the sacred word, • Ho! ye despairing sinners, come,
. And trust upon the Lord.'
And runs to this relief,
0! help my unbelief!
Incarnate God, I fly,
From crimes of deepest dye.
My reigning sins subdue ;
With all his hellish crew,
On thy kind arms I fall:
My Saviour and my all.
Yet there is room. Luke xiv. 22
The gospel's voice attend,
While Jesus sends to you:
In Jesus' arms there yet is room. 2 No longer now delay,
Nor vain excuses frame;
Though poor, and blind, and lame:
For every trembling soul there's room. 3 Believe the heavenly word
His messengers proclaim;
And faithful is his name:
Compell’d by bleeding love,
163. L. M. Wesley's Coll.
Invitation to Sinners. O
COME! ye sinners, to the Lord,
In Christ to paradise restor'd; His proffer'd benefits embrace,
The plenitude of gospel grace :2 A pardon written with his blood,
The favour and the peace of God;
The mystic joys of penitence :-
The meltings of a broken heart;