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PRIGHT was the morn, with many a | Thou did'st become a Child upon our earth, D sunlit gem,
O smile upon the children's gladsome mirth; Which saw Thy birth, O Babe of Bethlehem ; | Love us, dear Saviour, who for very love Glad is this morn, when we, with lowly love, Cam'st to the manger from Thy Throne Bring Thee our birthday greeting, Friend above. above.
Come to our homes at this glad ChristmasMid strains of golden harps and seraphs' songs,
Thou Who alone canst make the day subAnd the new anthem sung by thousand lime ! tongues,
Friends throng in vain, and vain is plenty's Deign Thou to listen to our lowlier lay
lot, Give us Thy blessing, Lord of Christmas When to our feast of love Thou comest not. Day.
Glory to God the bands of children sing, Give us sweet thoughts of all Thy tender And highest praises to the “new-born ness,
King ;" Suffer the children near Thy feet to press; Lord of our English homes, come Thou and Keep Thou all little ones from being sad, I stay, And grant we grieve Thee not when we are Making earth glad and bright on Christmas glad.
O how shall I return [mine?
O make it truly Thine.
As Thou lov'st me,
Within this noble Heart If, when I come to die,
Before my soul be free, [by
Come back to frighten me; In cleft of this great Rock O Saviour-Child most pure ! I hide from every shock.
O Refuge-Strong and sure !
My heart in Thee,
Safe, safe shall be,
Father, Thy bounteous love we bless, Thou, LORD, Who makest all things new,
Blest Three in One, to Thee we pray,
CIVE heed, my heart, lift up thine eyes !
LAIL, the Star of JESUS! | Hail the Star of JESUS ! Hail the Star of JESUS !
Guide us year by year
Of our Saviour dear. Hail the Star of JESUS ! Hail the Star of JESUS ! Hail the Star of JESUS!
Standing o’er the shed Still its glory gleams ; To our Infant King Where the Infant lieth | Thro'the Church at Christmas Gold and Myrrh and Incense, On His manger bed. I Still it sheds its beams. | Gladly we will bring.
Amen. 22 “HAIL THE STAR." 220.127.116.11. (2nd Tune.)
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