Even in the visible church all are not the
Lord’s elect. What need of careful self-examination! Lord, make us to be truly thine own.
Oh! why do mortals yet despise
This Bridegroom from above?
And for their farms and merchandise
Neglect the feast of love?
Send forth thy messengers, O Lord,
Through all the haunts of sin;
And, hailing sinners by thy word,
Compel them to come in.
For they, who once this supper taste,
Shall thirst for sin no more;
And they, who see The Bridegroom’s face,