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4 When, worn by toil, their spirits fail,
Bid them the glorious future hail ;
And onward urge their conqu’ring way. 5 So o'er the Indian's gloomy night,
Truth shall diffuse her radiant light,
Revelation i, 7. (P. M.) 1 LO! he comes, with clouds descending,
Once for favor'd sinners slain ! Thousand, thousand, saints attending, Swell the triumph of his train :
Rob'd in dreadful majesty :
Heav'n and earth shall flee away ;
“Come to judgment!
4 Yea, amen! let all adore thee,
High on thy eternal throne,
Oh! come quickly,
Luke ii, 11. (7's. double.)
Glory to the new-born king;
“ Christ is born in Bethlehem."
Christ, the everlasting Lord;
Jesus, our Immanuel, here.
Hail, the Sun of righteousness!
Mild he lays his glory by ;
Born to give them second birth.
Fix in us thy humble home;
Matthew ii, 2. (7's.)
Hail the long expected star ;
Guides bewilder'd nature right. 2 Mild it shines on all beneath,
Piercing through the shades of death ;
Kindling darkness into light. 3 Nations all, remote and near, Haste to see your
appear ; Haste for him your hearts prepare ;
Meet him manifested there.
God descends to dwell with men;
Isaiah ix, 6. (P. M.) 1 HIS kingdom comes, ye saints rejoice, Let earth and heav'n unite their voice,
To swell the lofty strain :
He comes on earth to reign. 2 High o'er the pomp of worldly state, On chosen Zion's lofty seat,
Jehovah sets his throne:
And serve the Lord alone.
And ev'ry idol fall :
That God be all in all.
Isaiah ix, 2–8. (c.m.)
1 THE race that long in darkness pin'd,
Have seen a glorious light:
In death's surrounding night.
2 To hail thy rise, thou better sun,
The gath'ring nations come,
To us a son is giv'n:
Him all the hosts of heav'n. 4 His name shall be the Prince of Peace,
For evermore ador'd:
The great and mighty Lord. 96
Philippians i, 21. (7's. double.)
Jesus, crucified for me!
Only to be found in thee:
Constitute our bliss above.
If thy presence thou deny,
'Tis no longer death to die :