The Gospel of the kingdom.@Matthew 4:23
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Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778)

William Sanders & Hugh Bourne, in the Collection of Hymns for Camp Meetings, 1821.

Rousseau from the opera Le Devin du Village (The Village Soothsayer), by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 1752 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Hark! the Gospel news is sounding:
Christ hath suffered on the tree;
Streams of mercy are abounding;
Grace for all is rich and free.
Now, poor sinner, now, poor sinner,
Look to Him who died for thee.

O escape to yonder mountain!
Now begin to watch and pray;
Christ invites you to the fountain,
Come, and wash your sins away:
Do not tarry, do not tarry,
Come to Jesus while you may.

Grace is flowing like a river;
Millions there have been supplied;
Still it flows as fresh as ever
From the Savior’s wounded side:
None need perish, none need perish
All may live, for Christ hath died.

Christ alone shall be our portion;
Soon we hope to meet above—
Then we’ll bathe in the full ocean
Of the great Redeemer’s love;
All His fullness, all His fullness
We shall then for ever prove.