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CXXI.

A Call to Sinners.

INNERS to righteoufnefs awakes,
And ev'ry evil way forfake:

The Lord ftands knocking at the door
To fave the needy and the poor".

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2 Open your hearts, and part with fin,
To let the PRINCE of PEACE come in;
For all things are his own to give,
And lo! he bids you turn and live.
3 Turn, finners turn, why will you die?
The Lord himself repeats the cry!
And freely will his grace impart
To ev'ry fincere waiting heart.

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Confefs your fins, and afk in pray'r
That you may now his bleffings fhare;
And when you have acceptance found,
Let grateful fongs of praise abound.

CXXII.

The Wicked have no Peace, but we are called to Repentance and Faith.

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peacey can wicked men enjoy,
Whose fins are unforgiv'n,
Till they do earnestly employ
Their thoughts in fearch of heav'n.

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(s) I Cor. xv. 34. (t) Rev. iii. 20.` (u) Ifa. xli. 17. (v) Ifa. ix. 6. (w) Prov. i. 23.-Ezek. xviii. 21, 32. (x) Pfal. lxxxiv. 11. (y) Ifa. xlviii. 22.—lvii. 20, 21.

of is a deliverance from fin, and the curfe of a broken law; and How this every one may experience through faith in his name. far we may be delivered from outward troubles before and during the Millennium is uncertain; but in the new earth, it is certain there fhall be no more curfe, no more pain, no more forrow, no more death,-for the former things, which are fin and its confequences, shall all pass away: for he, whose words are true and faithful, hath faid, Bebold I make all things new! See Rev. xxi. 4, 5.-xxii. 3.

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2 But like the troubled fea, whose waves
Do caft up mire and dirt,
In fruitless toil, alas! poor flaves,
They all their strength exert.

3 They alfo mifery must have,

Who thus their lives have spent ; And unknown wo2, beyond the grave, Except they here repent3.

4 Repent", therefore, ye infincere,
The God of truth believe!
So fhall find falvation near,
And his free grace receive.

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CXXIII.

Prayer and Expoftulatory Counsel.

That the foolish were made wifed,
and God believe;
For few, alas! their welfare prize,
Or feek falvation to receive.

2 Yet ought we to confider well,
The mifery that will attend
Thofe who fecure a place in hell,
As foon as this fhort life fhall end.

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Shall ev'ry means be try'd in vain
Us ftubborn creatures to convert;
And we ftill after all remain
Rebellious and unchang'd in heart?

4 Shall we refift the Saviour's love,
Who for our fakes fo much hath done?
And fpurn at mercy from above
Till its too late his wrath to fhun?

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(z) Pfal. ix. 17. (a) Luke xiii. 3, 5. (b) Acts iii. 19. (c) Pfal. xiv. 1.--Jer. v. 21. (d) Deut. xxxii. 29. (e) Matt. vii, (f) Luke xvi. 23, 24.

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5 God's not a man, that he fhould change,
JEHOVAH cannoth speak a lie!
His way to finners may feem strange,
But who can counfel the Moft High?

6 Our wisdom, as if built on fhame,
Before the all-wife God muft fall!
Then let us now, in Jefu's name,
Unite and for falvation call.

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CXXIV.

The danger of living and dying in Sin.

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LAS! we ftand in jeopardy',
Expos'd to death and mifery;
Who after this vain world" do walk
In foolish jefts° and wicked talk.

2 Or if we spend this mortal life

In envy, malice, wrath, and strife,
Moft dreadful then will be our fate,
When paffing to a future state.

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For fin, whatever fort we love,
Will make us unknown forrow prove-
If uncoverted we remain,
And die before we're born again".

4 What will fuch do in that dread day,
When heav'n and earth fhall pass away!!
For all must then to judgment comes,
To their reward or dreadful doom!

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-Heb. vi. 18. (k) Job. v. 13.

((g) Numb. xxiii. 19. (h) Tit. i. 2.(i) Ezek. xviii. 25. (j) Ifa. xl. 13, 14. 1 Cor. i. 19, &C. (1) 1 Cor. xv. 30. (m) Rom. viii. 5, --- 13. (n) Jam. iv. 4.-1 John iv. 5. (o) Eph. v. 29,---32.1 Tim. vi. 4.-Tit. iii. 3. (r) John iii. 3, ---70 (f) 2 Pet, iii. 10.

4. (p) Rom. i. (q) Ezek. xviii. 4. (s) Rom. xiv. 10.

2 Cor. v. 10.

5 From fin, therefore, let all arise,
And learn God's mercy now to prize:
In him believet and find that grace,
So much difplay'd to Adam's race!
6 Thus holy mirth and heav'nly joy
Shall ev'ry heart and tongue employ;
And peace, when from this flesh fet free,
Will their eternal portion be.

CXXV.

Exhortation to the Unconverted.

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UY the truth", and fell it not,

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If you wish to be made wifex,
Part with all to gain this prize.

2 Mark well, ye who think ye've nought,-
It with money' can't be bought;
"Tis the heart that you must give,
If to God you wish to live.
3 Freely do what he requires,-

Give up fin and wrong defires:
Seek his kingdom to obtain,
And let Chrift within you reign.
4 Watch against pride and felf-will;
Never more give way to ill:
Wrestle and in God believeb,
So fhall you the truth receive.

5 Plead what Godd in Chrift hath done,
(Chrift the TRUTH, God's only Son!)
Till the Son hath made you freef;
Free indeed you then fhall be!

(t) Mark ix. 23.Acts xvi. 31. (x) 2 Tim. iii. 15. (y) Ifa. lii. 3.-lv. 1. Lam. iii. 41.-Heb. x. 22.-1 John iii. 20. Luke xii. 31. (b) John i. 12. (e) John xiv. 6.

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(a) Prov. xxiii. 23.
(z) Prov. xxiii. 26.-
(a) Matt. vi. 330-
(d) 2 Cor. v.

(c) John viii. 32. (f) John viii. 36.

CXXVI.

The fad effects of Pride, and the Bleffings which attend Humility.

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AIN mortals! why fo fond of pride?
Inftead thereof with fhame,
For it we ought ourselves to chide,
And lothe its very name.

2 "Twas pride brought angels down from heav'n, To Tophet's gloomy cell;

And pride in us (if not forgiv'n)
Will caft us into hell.

3 But to the humble God gives grace,
While he refifts the proud;
Come humbly then and feek his face,
For mercy cry aloud.

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Your penitential cries he'll hear1,
And answer from above;
So fhall you find falvation near,
And know that God is love!

CXXVII.

Warning and Counsel.

ཀ REMBLE" and quakes, ye wicked race,
Who love in fin to live;
Vengeance awaits in ev'ry place,
Your due reward to give.

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(g) 2 Pet. ii. 4.-Jude 6.-Rev. xii. 7. (i) Mal. iv. 1. (k) Jam. iv. 6.-1 Pet. v. 5. 14.-Pfal. cxlv. 18, 19. (m) 1 John iv. 8, - -- 16. 16, --- 18,-1 Sam. xiv. 15.-Dan. x. 7.-Joel ii. -Heb. xii. 21.

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(h) Ifa. xxx. 33. (1) 2 Chron. vii. (n) Exod. xix. 10.-Nah. i. 5.

The people called QUAKERS were at firft abufively fo called from the word QUAKE.-The word, which the Lord delivered by the mouth of fome of his minifters among them, fometimes was attended

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