270. 7s. M.8l. Bowring. Invitation.
1 Pilgrim, burdened with thy sin,
Come the way to Zion's gate,
There, till mercy speaks within,
Knock, and weep, and watch and wait --
Knock -- he knows the sinner's cry,
Weep -- he loves the mourner's tears,
Watch -- for saving grace is nigh,
Wait -- till heavenly grace appears.
2 Hark, it is thy Saviour's voice!
|Welcome, pilgrim, to thy rest.|
Now within the gate rejoice,
Safe, and owned, and bought and blest --
Safe -- from all the lures of vice,
Owned -- by joys the contrite know,
Bought -- by love and life the price,
Blest -- the mighty debt to owe!
3 Holy pilgrim! what for thee,
In a world like this, remains?
From thy guarded breast shall flee
Fear, and shame, and doubt and pains --
Fear -- the hope of heaven shall fly,
Shame -- from glory's view retire,
Doubt -- in full belief shall die,
Pain -- in endless bliss expire.