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BY WILLIAM DOSSEY,
Minister of the Gospel.
Teaching and admonishing one another in......spiritual songs, singing with
grace in your hearts to the Lord.-Paul.
NATIVITY OF CHRIST.
1. 11. 10. Heber.
Star of Bethlehem.
Down from the regions of glory descend!
Brightest and best of the sons of the morning,
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.,
Maker, Preserver, and Sovereign of all.
Myrrh from the forest, and gold from the mine,
Odours of Edom,-or offerings divine ? 4 Vainly we offer each costly oblation,
Vainly with gold would his favour procure,
2. ll's. Relief Hymns.
Advent of the Saviour.
The time is arriv'd by Jehovah's decree,
When the walkers in darkness his glory shall see. 2 No longer by types or in shadows conceala,
In light and in truth is redemption reveald;
The promise of God is display'd to mankind. 3 The angels beheld it-with joy who survey
The sinner that turns from the guilt of his wayAnd voices celestial an anthem began,
Of glory to God, and of mercy to man.
Break forth into singing, ye isles of the main!
Rejoice in your Saviour! rejoice in your King! 5 The word is gone forth, and the heathen around,
The farthest, and fiercest, shall joy in the sound; All nations, all tongues, shall in unison raise
One hymn to their Maker,- one chorus of praise. 6 Then glory to Him, the great Father above,
Who sent with such blessings the Son of his love; And glory to Him who came down from on high, To save, and to suffer, to triumph, and die.
3. Anon. Unto you is born this day-a Saviour. Luke ii. 11.
To Bethlehem haste, the Lord of life to meet ; To you this day is born a Prince and Saviour,
0! come, and let us worship at his feet. 2 O Jesus! for such wondrous condescension,
Our praises and rev’rence are an offering meet: Now is the Word made flesh, and dwells among us!
O! come, and let us worship at his feet.
And let the celestial courts his praise repeat!
4. Altered. The Message of the Angels to the Shepherds. And told the good news how the Babe was at
With transport go visit your God in the manger.
'Good tidings of joy,-come, behold your salvation ;'
• All glory to Gou, let it echo through heaven,'-
Such love se divine sets my soul all on fire -
Hallelujah, &c. 5 O Jesus, ride on, thy kingdom is glorious, Over sin, death, and hell, thou wilt make us vieto
rious, Thy name shall be prais'd in the great congregation, And saints shall delight in ascribing salvation.
Hallelujah, &c. 6 When on Canaan we stand, having gain'd the blest
shore, With harps in our hands we'll praise Him evermore; We'll range the blest fields on the banks of the river, And sing hallelujah for ever and ever.