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5 Long ere the sun shall run his round,
And friends the loss deplore;
My name be heard no more.
It cannot, cannot be :--
en death shall set thee free? 7 Will mercy then her arms extend? Will Jesus be thy guardian friend,
And heaven thy dwelling place?
There is no middle state.
be too late.
To poor unthinking men!
What it must tell me then.
Which leads to joys on high:
Such as I would not die.
135. L. M. Altered.
Young people expostulated with to come to Christ. MY , ,
Amid the gospel's joyful sound, Come, go with us, and seek to prove
The joys of Christ's redeeming love. 2 To-day, if you will hear his voice,
Now is the time to make your choice;
Say, will you have this Christ or no? 3 Say, would you be for ever blest?
Come to the Saviour, in him trust :
Flee from your sins, to Jesus flee.
Resolv'd with foulest fiends to dwell,
And sink in endless ruin down ;-
’re determin'd not to pray, And put far off the evil day, Farewell, my friends, a long farewell,
For I'm resolv'd with Christ to dwell.] 6 And since his love is still the same,
I once more ask you in his name,
136. 8. 8. 8. 8. 7. Altered.
Opposers expostulated with. WH
CHILE angels strike their tuneful strings
And veil their faces with their wings;
That sav'd his soul from ruin.
2 But sinners fond of earthly toys,
Mock and deride, while saints rejoice ;
And force their way to ruin. 3 The preachers warn them night and day;
For them the Christians weep and pray:
And throng the road to ruin.
They ’re doom'd to hell and misery ;
That leads them on to ruin.
5 Sometimes, when nothing else will do,
Affliction will his danger show,
To leave the road to ruin.
The Lord doth guilty souls affright
Pursue the road to ruin.
No more the Spirit strives with man-
He sinks to endless ruin.
Oppos'd to God and all that's good:
From sin and endless ruin.
137. 11's. Christian Lyre.
Turn ye! why will you die? O ,
When God in his mercy is coming so nigh? Now Jesus invites you, the Spirit says, come,
And angels are waiting to welcome you home. 2 How vain the delusion, that while you delay,
Your hearts may grow better by staying away!
While streams of salvation are flowing so free. 3 Now Jesus is ready your souls to receive;
O how can you question, if you will believe?
'Tis you he bids welcome. -he bids you come home. 4 In wealth, and in pleasure what can you obtain
To soothe in affliction, or banish your pain ?
Or waft you to mansions of glory on high?
There's mercy in Jesus, enough and to spare;
And prove that his mercy is boundless and free. 6 Come, give us your hand, and the Saviour your heart,
And trusting in heaven, we never shall part;
138. 8. 6. Altered.
The end of time.
to take his exiles home :
The trumpet's thund'ring through the skies,
To set poor captives free;
The year of jubilee.
Throughout the earth and sky ;
Behold the judgment 's nigh!
Inviting saints to come,
To their eternal home.
• Before the Judge appear!'
Their final doom to hear.
Consume the rolling flood;
The moon be turn'd to blood ! 4 The joyful news of gospel grace,
To sinners now is o'er;
And to be heard no more :
And with their flocks above,
To sing redeeming love. 5 Behold a pilgrim as he dies,
With glory in his view;
And bids the world adieu !
And loth to let him go,
And leaves them all below.
I hope to meet you there;