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4 Let echo prolong

The harmonious song, Hallelujahs again and again :

He kiniles the fire,

Whom the nations desire, And to him we devote the glad strain. 116

C.M. Glory to God in the highest. TORTALS, awake, with angels join,

And chant the solemn lay; Joy, love, and gratitude combine,

To hail the auspicious day.
9 In heaven the rapt'rous song began,

And sweet seraphic fire
Through all the shining legions ran,

And strung and tuned the lyre.
3 Swift through the vast expanse it flew,

And loud the echo rollid; The theme, the song, the joy, was new,

'Twas more than heaven could hold. 4 Down through the portals of the sky

The impetuous torrent ran; And angels few, with eager joy,

To bear the news to man.
5 With joy the chorus we repeat,

Glory to God on high!
Good- will and peace are now complete

Jesus was born to die.
6 Hail, Prince of life, forever hail !
Redeemer, Brother, Friend!
Though earth, and time, and life shall fail,

Thy praise shall never end. 7 Hark! the cherubic arnies shout,

And glory Jends the song: Good-will and peace are heard throughout

The' harmonious heavenly throug.

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30th P. M. 11 10, 11 10. The star in the East.

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

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

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

Maker, and Monarch, and Saviour, of all.
3 Say, shall we yield him, in costly devotion,

Odours of Eden and offrings divine !
Gems of the mountain, and pearls of the ocean,

Myrrh from the forest, and gold from the mine! 4 Vainly we offer each ample oblation;

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

Dearer to God are the prayers of the poor. 118

C. M.
Design and object of His advent.

> SARK, the glad sound! the Saviour comes,Let every heart prepare & throne,

And every voice & song.
2 He comes, the pris’ner to release,

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

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

To clear the mental raya
And on the eyes oppress'd with night
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4 He comes, the broken heart to bind,

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

To enrich the humble poor.

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3 Onr glad hosannas, Prince of peace,"

Thy welcoine shall proclaim, And heaven's etemal arches ring

With thy beloved name. 119

8th P. M. 87, 87, 47.
Worship the new-born Saviour,
NGELS, 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 infant light:

Come and worship,
Worship Christ, the new-born king.
3 Sages, leave your contemplations, -

Brighter visions beam afar;
Seek the great Desire of nations;
Ye have seen his natal star:

Come and worship,
Worship Christ, the new-born king.
4 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.
6 Sinners, wrong with trne repentance,

Doom'd for guilt to endless pains,
Justice now revokes the sentence,
Mercy calls you, -break your chains :

Come and worship,
Worship Christ, the new-born king.

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5th P. M, 4 lines 78,
Wonderful Counsellor.
BRIGHT and joyful is the morn,
From the highest realms of beaven,
Unto us u Son is given.
2 On his shoulder he shall bear
Power and inajesty, and wear,
On his vestire and his thigh,
Names most awful, dames most high.
3 Wonderful in counsel He,
Christ, the incarnate Deity;
Sire of ages, De'er to cease;
King of kings, and Prince of peace.
4 Come and worship at his feet;
Yield to him the homage meet;
From the nianger to the throne,
Homage due to God alone.
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C. M.
The Prince of peace.
us a child of hope is born,
Him shall the tribes of earth obey,

Him, all the hosts of heaven.
2 His name shall be the Prince of peace,

Forever more adored, -
The Wonderful, the Counsellor,

The great and mighty Lord,
8 His power, increasing, still shall spread ;

His reign no end shall know ; Justice shall guard his throne above,

And peace abound below.
4 To us # child of hope is born;

To us a Son is given :-
The Wonderful, the Counsellor,

The mighty Lord of heavon.

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S. M.
The mighty God.
EJOICE in Jesus' birth,

To us a Son is given;
To us a child is bom on earth,

Who made both earth and heaven.
2 He reigns above the sky,-

This universe sustains ;
The God supreme, the Lord most high,

The king Messiah reigns.
3 The mighty God is He,

Author of heavenly bliss;
The Father of eternity,

The glorious Prince of peace.
4 His government shall grow,

From strength to strength proceed:
His righteousness the church o'erflow,

And all the earth o'erspread.
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L, M.
Prophet, Priest, and King.
To us a child, of royal birth,

End of the promises, is given;
The Invisible appears on earth,

The Son of man, the God of heaven.
2 A Saviour born, in love supreme,

He comes, our fallen souls to raise;
He comes, his people to redeem,

With all his plenitude of grace.
3 The Christ, by raptured seers foretold,

Fill'd with the Holy Spirit's power,
Prophet, and Priest, and King, behold;

And Lord of all the world adore.
4 The Lord of hosts, the God most high,

Who quits his throne, on earth to live,
With joy we welcome from the sky,

With faith into our hearts receive.

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