Isaiah 55.6 & 7

Let Sinners learn to seek the Lord

While Grace and mercy may be found

In vigorous youth and while they hear

Th’ inviting Gospel glorious Sound.

While yet he’s near address his throne

And call with reverential fear;

Delays may drown the Soul in woe

And humble pray’r the Lord will hear.

Let wicked Men forsake betimes

The dangerous road they’re travelling in,

Let each unrighteous man abhor

His guilty thoughts and ways of sin.

Then let them turn with heart sincere

To God by faith in Christ the Lord,

He will unbounded mercy shew,

Abundant Pardon will afford.

Amazing love, the Lord forgives

The rebel worms that seek his face;

Then O my Soul forsake thy sins

And seek betimes for saving grace.

Text: Steele Collection, 10/2, Angus Library, Regent’s Park College, Oxford; also Whelan, Nonconformist Women Writers, vol. 4, pp. 137-38.