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3 Here the whole Deity is known,

Nor dares a creature guess
Which of the glories brightest shone-

The justice or the grace.
4 Now, the full glories of the Lamb

Adorn the heavenly plains ;
Bright seraphs learn Immanuel's name,

And try their choicest strains,
5 Oh, may I bear some humble part

In that immortal song!
Wonder and joy shall tune my heart,
And love command my tongue.

C. M. 55

Rejoicing in the Gospel.
BLEST are the souls, who hear and know

The gospel's joyful sound;
Peace shall attend the path they go,

And light their steps surround.
2 Their joy shall bear their spirits up,

Through their Redeemer's name; His righteousness exalts their hope,

Nor Satan dares condemn. 3 The Lord, our glory and defence,

Strength and salvation gives; Israel, thy King forever reigns,

Thy God forever lives.

CHRIST.

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78. The Nativity of the Saviour. 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 die,
Born, to raise the sons of earth,

Born, to give them second birth.
4 Vailed in flesh--the Godhead see,

Hail th' incarnate Deity;
Pleased as man with men t appear,

See the great Immanuel here. 6 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.

S. M. 57

Nativity of the Saviour.
BEHOLD! the grace appears,

The blessing promised long;
Angels announce the Saviour near,

In this triumphant song: 2 “Glory to God on high,

And heavenly peace on earth;
Good-will to men—to angels joy,

At the Redeemer's birth !" 8 In worship so divine

Let men employ their tongues ;
With the celestial host we join,

And loud repeat their songs

4 “Glory to God on high,

And heavenly peace on earth ;
Good-will to men—to angels joy,

At our Redeemer's birth!” 58

8s, 7s & 4s.
Call to worship the new-born Saviour.
ANGELS! from the realms of glory,

Wing your flight o'er all the earth;
Ye, who sang creation's story,
Now proclaim Messiah's birth :

Come and worship-
Worship Christ, the new-born King.
2 Shepherds! in the field abiding,

Watching o'er your flocks by night;
God with man is now residing,
Yonder shines the heavenly light:

Come and worship-
Worship Christ, the new-born King.
3 Saints! before the altar bending,

Watching long in hope and fear,
Suddenly the Lord, descending,
In his temple shall appear :

Come and worship-,
Worship Christ, the new-born King.
4 Sinners ! wrung with true repentance,

Doomed for guilt to endless pains, Justice now revokes the sentence, Mercy calls you—break your chains :

Come and worshipWorship Christ, the new-born King. 59

L. M. BRIGHTEST and best of the sons of the morning,

Dawn on our darkness and lend us thine aid.

Star of the East, the horizon adorning,

Guide where our infant Redeemer is laid. 2 Cold on his cradle the dew-drops are shining,

Low lies his head with the beasts of the stall, Angels adore him in slumber reclining,

Maker, and Monarch, and Saviour of all. 3 Say, sha!l we yield him, in costly devotiou,

Odors of Edom, and offerings divine ?
Gems of the mountain, and pearls of the ocean,

Myrrh from the forest, or gold from the mine? 4 Vainly we offer each ample oblation;

Vainly with gifts would his favor secure :
Richer by far is the heart's adoration ;

Dearer to God are the prayers of the poor. 5 Brightest and best of the sons of the morning,

Dawn on our darkness and lend us thine aid. Star of the East; the horizon adorning,

Guide where our infant Redeemer is laid.

8s & 7s.
Christ welcomed as a Saviour.

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HAIL, thou long-expected Jesus,

Born to set thy people free!
From our sins and fears release us,

Let us find our rest in thee.
2 Israel's strength and consolation,

Hope of all the saints, thou art;
Long desired of every nation,

Joy of every waiting heart;3 Born thy people to deliver,

Born a child-yet God our King;
Born to reign in us forever,

Now thy gracious kingdom bring. 4 By thine own eternal Spirit,

Rule in all our hearts alone;

By thine all-sufficient merit,
Raise us to thy glorious throne.

C. M, 61

Design of Christ's Advent.
HARK! joyful sound! the Saviour comes,

The Saviour promised long!
Let every heart prepare a throne,

And every voice a song.
2 He comes—the prisoner to release,

In Satan's bondage held:
The gates of brass before him burst,

The iron fetters yield.
3 He comes from thickest films of vice

To clear the mental ray; And on the eyes oppressed with nightTo pour

celestial day.
4 He comes—the broken heart to bind,

The bleeding soul to cure;
And with the treasures of his grace,

T enrich the humble poor.
5 Our glad hosannas, Prince of Peace,

Thy welcome shall proclaim; And heaven's eternal arches ring With thy beloved name.

L. M. 62

Deity, Humiliation, and Exaltation of Christ. NOW for a tune of lofty praise

To great Jehovah's equal Son! Awake, my voice, in heavenly lays,

Tell loud the wonders he hath done. 2 Sing, how he left the worlds of light,

And those bright robes he wore above:

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