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AT MORNING AND EVENING PRAYER.
After the Third Collect.
11 Hark! the herald-angels sing,
ye nations, rise,
CHRIST, by highest heav'n ador'd,
Veil'd in flesh the Godhead see!
Pleas'd as Man with men to dwell,
JESUS, Our IMMANUEL!
Hail! the heav'n-born Prince of Peace!
Hail! the Sun of Righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings,
Ris'n with healing in His wings.
Meek, He lays His glory by,
JESU, LORD, to Thee be praise,
BEFORE THE HOLY COMMUNION.
12 HARK! what mean those holy voices, Sweetly sounding through the skies?— Lo! th' angelic host rejoices,
Heav'nly alleluias rise.
Glory in the highest, glory,"
Thus they chant their joyful strain ;
Peace on earth, good will tow'rds men.”
With their blessed alleluias,
Hear what wondrous things they tell,— How lost man has now a Saviour, ONE to conquer death and hell!
Born Thy people to deliver,
JESU, from the death of sin;
Born to make us Thine for ever,
Still abide our souls within.
Hail! Thou Day-Spring of Salvation!
SPIRIT, Thine through endless days. Amen.
BEFORE THE SERMON.
13 WHILE shepherds watch'd their flocks by night,
All seated on the ground,
"Fear not," said he, (for mighty dread
"To you, in David's town, this day
The SAVIOUR, Who is CHRIST the LORD;
"The heav'nly Babe you there shall find
All meanly wrapt in swathing-bands,
Thus spake the seraph, and forthwith
Of angels, praising GoD, and thus
"All glory be to GoD on high,
Good-will henceforth from heav'n to men
AFTER THE SERMON.
14 O COME, all ye faithful, joyfully triumphing; O come ye, O come ye, to Bethlehem! Come and behold there,born the King of Angels: O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him, CHRIST the LORD.
GOD eternal, of GOD, Light eternal, of Light, Lo, He despises not the Virgin's womb; Very GoD, Begotten, not Created:
O come, let us adore Him, &c.
Sing, choirs angelic, sing ye exulting,
Sing, all ye citizens of Heav'n above ;-
Yea, LORD, we greet Thee, born in this blest
JESU, all glory to Thee be giv'n!
WORD of the FATHER, now in Flesh appearing:
O come, let us adore Him, &c. Amen.
Saint Stephen's Day.
BEFORE THE SERMON.
15 THE SON of GOD goes forth to war,
His blood-red banner streams afar
Who best can drink His cup
Who patient bears His cross below,-
The martyr, first, whose eagle eye
Like Him, with pardon on His tongue,
He pray'd for them that did the
A noble army,-men and boys,
They climb'd the steep ascent to heav'n,
O GOD, to us may grace be giv'n
To follow in their train. Amen.
In other respects, the same as on Christmas Day.