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Lord’s Day 21, 2017


I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.”

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Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.

—Matthew 11:28–30

Hymn V.
Invitation.
imageJohn Newton (1726–1807)

Sinner, hear the Saviour’s call,
He now is passing by;
He has seen thy grievous thrall,
And heard thy mournful cry.
He has pardons to impart,
Grace to save thee from thy fears,
See the love that fills his heart,
And wipe away thy tears.

Why art thou afraid to come
And tell him all thy case?
He will not pronounce thy doom,
Nor frown thee from his face:
Wilt thou fear Emmanuel?
Wilt thou dread the Lamb of God,
Who, to save thy soul from hell,
Has shed his precious blood?

Think, how on the cross he hung
Pierc’d with a thousand wounds!
Hark, from each as with a tongue
The voice of pardon sounds!
See, from all his bursting veins,
Blood, of wond’rous virtue, flow!
Shed to wash away thy stains,
And ransom thee from woe.

Tho’ his majesty be great,
His mercy is no less;
Though he thy transgressions hate,
He feels for thy distress:
By himself the Lord has sworn,
He delights not in thy death;
But invites thee to return,
That thou mayst live by faith.

Raise thy downcast eyes, and see
What throngs his throne surround!
These, tho’ sinners once like thee,
Have full salvation found:
Yield not then to unbelief!
While he says, “There yet is room;”
Tho’ of sinners thou art chief,
Since Jesus calls thee, come.

Olney Hymns. Book III: On the Rise, Progress, Changes, and Comforts of the Spiritual Life.

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.


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Posted 2017·05·21 by David Kjos
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