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17 REJOICE, the Lord is King,

Your Lord and King adore ;
Mortals, give thanks and sing,

And triumph evermore :
Lift up your hearts, lift up your voice ;

Rejoice, again I say, rejoice. 2 Jesus the Saviour reigns,

The God of truth and love;
When He had purged our stains,

He took his seat above :
Lift up your hearts, lift up your voice;

Rejoice, again I say, rejoice. 3 His kingdom cannot fail;

He rules o'er earth and heaven;
The keys of death and hell

To Christ the Lord are given:
Lift up your hearts, lift up your voice;

Rejoice, again I say, rejoice.
4 He sits at God's right hand,

Till all his foes submit,
And bow to his command,

And fall beneath his feet :
Lift up your hearts, lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice.

18 JESUS, immortal King, display

Thine arm of strength, and win the day;
Now let Thy foes astonish'd flee,
And leave a conquer'd world to Thee.

2 Gird on Thy thigh Thy conqu’ring sword,

Victorious King, most mighty Lord :
Finish the work Thou hast begun,

And let Thy will on earth be done.
3 Hark, how the hosts triumphant sing,

The Lord omnipotent is King.
Let all his saints rejoice at this :
The kingdoms of the world are his.

CHRISTMAS. 19 WHILE watchful shepherds kept their

Amidst the silent night,
The angel of the Lord came down

Before their troubl'd sight.
2" Fear not," he said ; " for, lo, to you

“I bring a joyful word ;
“This day is born in Bethlehem,

A Saviour, Christ the Lord !
3“ Go, see the babe, not like a prince

“ In costly pomp array'd;
“But meanly wrapt in swaddling clothes,

“ And in a manger laid.”
4. While thus he spake, around him shone

A glorious heav'nly throng
Of angels praising God, and this

The burden of their song:
5 All glory be to God on high;

« On earth be love and peace ;
“Good-will, henceforth, from God to men

Begin, and never cease.


22 HARK! the herald angels sing

Glory to the new-born King,
Peace on earth and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled.

2 Joyful, all ye nations, rise,

Join the triumph of the skies ;
With the angelic host proclaim,
“ Christ is born in Bethlehem."

3 Christ, by highest heaven adored,

Christ, the everlasting Lord,-
Late in time behold Him come,
Offspring of a Virgin's womb.

4 Veiled in flesh the Godhead see;

Hail the incarnate Deity,
Pleas'd as man with men to dwell,
Jesus, our Emmanuel !

5 Hail the heaven-born Prince of Peace;

Hail the Sun of Righteousness;
Light and life to all He brings,
Risen with healing in his wings.

6 Lo! He lays his glory by,

Born that man no more may die;
Born to raise the sons of earth,
Born to give them second birth.


20 HARK, a chorus in the skies,

Rise, my soul, exulting rise;
Come, behold in Bethlehem,
Him whom heaven's high hosts proclaim.

2 Hail'd in their supreme abode,

“Very God of very God;
Light of light, his wond'rous name,
Ye, the sons of light, proclaim:

3 Ransom'd sinners swell the song

Of the bright celestial throng;
His, the honor'd saving name ;
His, let earth and heav'n proclaim.

21 To us, to us, a child is born ;

Arise, and hail the glorious morn;
To us, to us a Son is given ;
Praise ye, O praise the God of heav'n.

2 () sing, ye saints, his matchless love,

Who brought salvation from above;
The virgin's son, the Prince of Peace,
Whose kingdom ever shall increase.

3 With angels let our souls adore

The virgin's son, the God of pow'r:
Let heav'n with hallelujahs ring,
While we adore our new-born King.

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