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1. MEET and right it is to sing,

In
every

time and place;
Glory to our heavenly King,

The God of truth and grace.
Join we then with sweet accord,

All in one thanksgiving join!
Holy, holy, holy Lord,

Eternal praise be thine!
2. Thee, the first-born sons of light,

In choral symphonies,
Praise by day, day without night,

And never, never cease;
Angels and archangels, all

Praise the mystic Three in One;
Sing, and stop, and gaze, and fall,

O'erwhelm'd before Thy throne!
3. Father, God, Thy love we praise,
Which

gave Thy Son to die;
Jesus, full of truth and grace,

Alike we glorify;
Spirit, Comforter divine,

Praise by all to Thee be given,
Till we in full chorus join,

And earth is turn'd to heaven.

C. WESLEY.

202.

7s & 6s.

1. PRAISE the Lord, who reigns above,

And keeps His courts below;
Praise Him for His boundless love,

And all His greatness show;
Praise Him for His noble deeds;

Praise Him for His matchless power;
Him, from whom all good proceeds,

Let earth and heaven adore.

2. Publish-spread to all around

The great Immanuel's name;
Let the gospel-trumpet sound;

Him the Prince of Peace proclaim.
Praise Him, every tuneful string !

All the reach of heavenly art,
All the power of music bring-

The music of the heart.
3. Him, in whom they move and live,
Let

every creature sing;
Glory to our Saviour give,

And homage to our King.
Hallowed be His name beneath,

As in heaven, on earth adored;
Praise the Lord in every breath-

Let all things praise the Lord.

203.

7s.
1. HARK! the herald-angels sing :

Glory to the new-born King;
Peace on earth, and mercy mild;

God and sinners reconciled."
2. Joyful, all ye nations! rise,

Join the triumph of the skies;
With th' angelic host, proclaim :

“ Christ is born in Bethlehem.”
3. Mild, He lays His glory by,

Born that man no more may
Born to raise the sons of earth;

Born to give them second birth.
4. Hail ! the heaven-born Prince of peace !

Hail! the Sun of righteousness !
Light and life to all He brings,

Risen with healing in His wings.
5. Let us then with angels sing:

“Glory to the new-born King;
Peace on earth, and mercy mild;
God and sinners reconciled."

die;

204.

8s & 7s.
1. SHEPHERDS ! hail the wondrous stranger;

Now to Bethle'm speed your way;
Lo! in yonder humble manger,

Christ, the Lord, is born to-day:
2. Christ, by prophets long predicted,

Joy of Israel's chosen race;
Light to Gentiles long-afflicted,

Lost in error's darkest maze.

3. Bright the star of your salvation,

Pointing to His rude abode !
Rapturous news for every nation:
Mortals! now behoid

your

God!
4. Glad, we trace th' amazing story,

Angels leave their bliss to tell;
Theme sublime, replete with glory:

Sinners saved from death and hell.
5. Love eternal moved the Saviour,

Thus to lay His radiance by;
Blessings on the Lamb forever;

Glory be to God on high !

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1. O Thou holy God! come down,

God of spotless purity !
Claim and seize me for Thy own,

Consecrate my heart to Thee;
2. Under Thy protection take;

Songs in the night season give;
Let me sleep to Thee, and wake;

Let me die to Thee and live. 3. Loose me from the chains of

sense, Set me from the body free; Draw with stronger influence

My unfettered soul to Thee;

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4. In me, Lord, Thyself reveal;

Fill me with a sweet surprise;
Let me Thee, when waking, feel,

Let me in Thy image rise.

METHODIST.

206.

C. M. 1. WHILE shepherds watch'd their flocks by night,

All seated on the ground;
The angel of the Lord came down,

And glory shone around.
2. “ Fear not,” said he--for mighty dread

Had seized their troubled mind
“Glad tidings of great joy I bring,
To
you

and all mankind.
3. “To you, in David's town, this day,

Is born of David's line,
The Saviour, who is Christ, the Lord,

And this shall be the sign :
4. “ The heavenly babe you there shall find,

To human view displayed,
All meanly wrapped in swathing bands,

And in a manger laid.”
5. Thus spake the seraph; and forth with

Appeared a shining throng
Of angels, praising God, who thus

Addressed their joyful song: 6. “ All glory be to God on high,

And to the earth be peace;
Good-will henceforth from heaven to men

Begin, and never cease !"

TATE

207.

C. M.
1. AWAKE_awake the sacred song

To our incarnate Lord !.
Let every heart, and every tongue,

Adore th' eternal Word.

2. That awful Word, that sovereign Power,

By whom the worlds were made-
Oh! happy morn-illustrious hour !

Was once in flesh arrayed.
3. Then shone almighty power and love,

In all their glorious forms,
When Jesus left his throne above,

To dwell with sinful worms.

4. To dwell with misery here below,

The Saviour left the skies,
And sunk to wretchedness and woe,

That worthless man might rise.
5. Adoring angels tuned their songs,

To hail the joyful day;
With rapture, then, let human tongues

Their grateful homage pay.

MRS. STEELE.

208.

1. ANGELS rejoiced and sweetly sung

At our Redeemer's birth;
Mortals ! awake; let every tongue

Proclaim His matchless worth.

2. Glory to God, who dwells on high,

And sent His only Son
To take a servant's form, and die,

For evils we had done!

3. Good-will to men; ye

fallen race

!
Arise, and shout for joy;
He comes, with rich, abounding grace

To save, and not destroy.
4. Lord ! send the gracious tidings forth,

And fill the world with light,
That Jew and Gentile, through the earth,

May know Thy saving might.

HURN.

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