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3 Here the whole Deity is known,
Nor dares a creature guess
The justice or the grace.
Adorn the heavenly plains ;
And try their choicest strains,
In that immortal song!
C. M. 55
Rejoicing in the Gospel.
The gospel's joyful sound;
And light their steps surround.
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.
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 ;
« Christ is born in Bethlehem." 3 Mild, he lays his glory by,
Born, that man no more may die,
Born, to give them second birth.
Hail th' incarnate Deity;
See the great Immanuel here. 6 Hail the heaven-born Prince of Peace!
Hail the Sun of Righteousness!
S. M. 57
Nativity of the Saviour.
The blessing promised long;
In this triumphant song: 2 “Glory to God on high,
And heavenly peace on earth;
At the Redeemer's birth !" 8 In worship so divine
Let men employ their tongues ;
And loud repeat their songs
4 “Glory to God on high,
And heavenly peace on earth ;
At our Redeemer's birth!” 58
8s, 7s & 4s.
Wing your flight o'er all the earth;
Come and worship-
Watching o'er your flocks by night;
Come and worship-
Watching long in hope and fear,
Come and worship-,
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 ?
Myrrh from the forest, or gold from the mine? 4 Vainly we offer each ample oblation;
Vainly with gifts would his favor secure :
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.
Born to set thy people free!
Let us find our rest in thee.
Hope of all the saints, thou art;
Joy of every waiting heart;3 Born thy people to deliver,
Born a child-yet God our King;
Now thy gracious kingdom bring. 4 By thine own eternal Spirit,
Rule in all our hearts alone;
By thine all-sufficient merit,
C. M, 61
Design of Christ's Advent.
The Saviour promised long!
And every voice a song.
In Satan's bondage held:
The iron fetters yield.
To clear the mental ray; And on the eyes oppressed with nightTo pour
The bleeding soul to cure;
T enrich the humble poor.
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: