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3 Let joy around like rivers flow,

Flow on, and still increase;
Spread o'er the earth,

At Jesu's birth, For heaven and earth are at peace. 4 Now the good will of heaven is shown,

To Adam's helpless race:
Messiah's come,

To ransom his own,
To save them by infinite grace.
5 Then let us join the heavens above,

Where hymning seraphs sing,
Join all glad powers,

For their Lord is ours,
Our Prophet, our Priest, and our King.

375. When they saw the Star they rejoiced.

Matt. ii. 10. (P.M.)
ONS of men, behold from far,

Hail the long expected star,
Jacob's star that gilds the night,

Guides bewilder'd nature right,
2 Fear not hence that there should flow,

Wars or pestilence below,-
Wars it bids and tumults cease,

Ush’ring in the Prince of peace. 3 Mid he shines on all beneath,

Piercing through the shades of death,
Scatt’ring error's wide-spread night,
Kindling darkness into light.

4 Nations all, far off and near, Haste to see your

God appear ;
Haste, for Him


prepare, Meet Him manifested there.

5 There behold the Day-spring rise,
Pouring eye-sight on your eyes ;
God in his own light survey,

Shining to the perfect day.
6 Sing, ye morning-stars, again,
God descends on earth to reign!
Deigns for man his life t employ,
Shout, ye sons of God, for joy!


A Christmas Hymn. (P. M.)

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1 TOW let our souls attend,

The heavenly voice to hear;
See! shining hosts descend,
Forbidding us to fear:

God's love record,
And sweet proclaim;
The Saviour's name,

Is Christ the Lord !
2 Then raptur'd thus they sing,
Glory to God on high !
Peace and good-will we bring,
Through Christ to sinners nigh!

Glad tidings these,
And full of joy ;
May they employ,
Our highest praise.

3 Loud shall our praise arise,

For Jesu's matchless love ;
Who left yon blissful skies,
And“ Royalties above !"

Our souls to save,
He poor became;
He bore our shame,

His life he gave.
4 O may this glorious light,

Shine, and o'erspread the earth;
That heathens may delight,
To sing a Saviour's birth!

Blest with the rays,
Of truth divine ;
With us they'll join,
In Jesa's praise.

377. Christ the long-expected Deliverer. Luke ii. a

(P. M.)
NOME, thou long-expected Jesus,

Born to set thy people free;
From our fears and sins release us,
Let us find our rest in thee:
Israel's strength and consolation,
Hope of all the earth thou art;
Dear desire of every nation,

Joy of every longing heart. 2 Born thy people to deliver,

Born a child, and yet a king ;
Born to reign in us for ever,
Now thy gracious kingdom bring:

By thine own eternal Spirit,
Rule in all our hearts alone;
By thine all-sufficient merit,
Raise us to thy glorious throne.

78. The Transfiguration of Christ. Matt. xvii. 4.

(L.M.) WHEN at this distance, Lord, we trace

, What transport pours o'er all our breast, And charms our cares and woes to rest ! With thee, in the obscurest cell, On some bleak mountain would I dwell ; Rather than pompous courts behold, And share their grandeur and their gold. Away, ye dreams of mortal joy! Raptures divine my thoughts employ ; I see the King of glory shine, And feel his love, and call him mine. On Tabor thus his servants view'd His lustre; when transform'd be stood; And bidding earthly scenes farewell, Cry'd, “ Lord, 'tis pleasant here to dwell." Yet still our elevated eyes, To nobler visions long to rise; That grand assembly would we join, Where all thy saints around thee shine. That mount how bright! those forms how fair Tis good to dwell for ever there : Come, death, dear envoy of my God, And bear me to that blest abode.

379. Miracles in the Life, Death, and Resurrect

of Christ. (L.M.) 1 BEHOLD, the blind their sight receive!

, The dumb speak wonders, and the lame

Leap like the hart, and bless his name. 2 Thus doth th' eternal Spirit own,

And seal the mission of the Son ;
The Father vindicates his cause,

While he hangs bleeding on the cross.
3 He dies ! the heav'ns in mourning stood ;

He rises, and appears a God :
Behold the Lord ascending high,

No more to bleed, no more to die! 4 Hence and for ever from my heart,

I bid my doubts and fears depart;
And to those hands my soul resign,
Which bear credentials so divine.


380. The Messiah's Coming and Kingdom. (C. N
OY to the world, the Lord is come!

Let earth receive her King ;
Let ev'ry heart prepare him room,

And heav'n and nature sing.
2 Joy to the earth, the Saviour reigns !

Let men their songs employ;
While fields and floods, rocks, bills, and plair

Repeat the sounding joy.

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