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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.

day.

Amen.

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O how shall I return [mine?
· The love which made Thee
For my heart Thou dost burn,

O make it truly Thine.
“My child, give Mé thy heart."
Lord, may I do my part : ...
May I love Thee

As Thou lov'st me,
O JESUS CHRIST 'most kind.

Within this noble Heart If, when I come to die,
I find a quiet rest-

Before my soul be free, [by
A Castle strong Thou art, Thoughts, words, and deeds gone
My sure salvation blest.

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 strength, my wall,

My heart in Thee,
My God, my All,

Safe, safe shall be,
O JESUS Christ most strong. 1 O JESUS CHRIST most dear.

Amen.

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Father, Thy bounteous love we bless, Thou, LORD, Who makest all things new,
For gifts and mercies numberless : O give us hearts both pure and true,
For life and health, for grace and peace, | That we as jewels ever Thine
For hope of joys that never cease. 1 In New Jerusalem may shine.

Blest Three in One, to Thee we pray,
Defend and guide us on our way ;
That we at last with joy may see
The New Year of Eternity. Amen.

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CIVE heed, my heart, lift up thine eyes !
U Who is it in yon manger lies ?
Who is this Child so young and fair ?
The blessed Christ-child lieth there.
Ah, dearest JESUS, holy Child,
Make Thee a bed, soft, undefiled
Within my heart, that it may be
A quiet chamber, kept for Thee.
My heart for very joy doth leap,
My lips no more can silence keep;
I too must sing with joyful tongue,
That sweetest, ancient cradle song :
Glory to God in highest Heaven,
Who unto man His Son hath given !
While Angels sing, with pious mirth,
A glad new year to all the earth. Amen.

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LAIL, the Star of JESUS! | Hail the Star of JESUS ! Hail the Star of JESUS !
M Blazing forth sá bright, | Shining on the face

Guide us year by year
Guiding on the Magi Of the Virgin Mother, To the lowly cradle
To the Light of Light. Mary, full of grace.

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." 6.5.6.5. (2nd Tune.)

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