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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,


23 IN heav'n the rapturous song began,

And sweet seraphic fire
Through all the shining legions ran,

And swept each sounding lyre.
2 The theme, the song, the joy, was new

To each angelic tongue :
Swift through the realms of light it flew,

And loud the echo rung.
3 Down through the portals of the sky,

The pealing anthem ran;
And angels flew, with eager joy,

To bear the news to man. 4 Hark! through the heaven is heard their shout,

Glory to God” the song ;
Peace and salvation swell the note

Of all the heavenly throng.
5 With joy the chorus we repeat-

Glory to God on high!
Goodwill and peace are now complete-

Jesus is born to die."
6 Hail! Prince of Life! for ever hail!

Redeemer! Brother! Friend!
Though life, and earth, and time, must fail,

Thy praise shall never end,

24 SONGS of praise the angels sang,

Heaven with Hallelujahs rang,
When Jehovah's work begun,
When He spake, and it was done.

2 Songs of praise awoke the morn,

When the Prince of Peace was born ;
Songs of praise arose, when He

Captive led captivity.
3 Heaven and earth must pass away,

Songs of praise will crown that day :
God will make new heavens and earth,

Songs of praise shall hail their birth. 4 Saints below, with heart and voice,

Still in songs of praise rejoice;
Learning here, by faith and love,

Songs of praise to sing above. 5 Borne upon the latest breath,

Songs of praise shall conquer death ;
Then, amidst eternal joy,
Songs of praise their powers employ.

25 HIGH let us swell our tuneful notes ;

And join th' angelic throng ;
For angels no such love have known,

To wake a cheerful song.
2 Good-will to sinful men is shown,
And peace on earth

is given ;
For, lo, th' incarnate Saviour comes

With messages from heaven.
3 Glory to God in highest strains,

In highest worlds be paid ;
His glory by our lips proclaim'd,

And by our lives display'd.

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EPIPHANY. 26 HAIL! Thou source of every blessing,

Sov'reign Father of mankind !
Gentiles, now Thy grace possessing,

In Thy courts admission find.
Grateful now we fall before Thee,

In Thy Church obtain a place,
Now by faith behold Thy glory,

Praise Thy truth, adore Thy grace. 2 Once far off, but now invited,

We approach Thy sacred throne,
In Thy covenant united,

Reconcil'd, redeem'd, made one.
Now reveal'd to eastern sages,

See the star of mercy shine,
Mystery hid in former ages;

Mystery great of love Divine. 3 Hail, Thou universal Saviour !

Gentiles now their off"rings bring,
In Thy temple seek Thy favour,

Jesus Christ, our Lord and King:
May we, body, soul, and spirit,

Live devoted to Thy praise,
Glorious realms of bliss inherit,

Grateful anthems ever raise !

27 SONS of men, behold from far,

Hail the long-expected star!
Jacob's star, that gilds the night,
Guides bewilder'd nature right.

2 Mild it shines on all beneath,

Piercing through the shades of death,
Scatt'ring error's wide-spread night,

Kindling darkness into light. 3 Nations all, far off and near, Haste to see your


appear ! Haste! for Him your hearts prepare ;

Meet Him manifested there.
4 Sing, ye morning stars, again,

God descends to dwell with men,
Deigns for man his life t'employ;
Shout, ye sons of God, for joy.

28 SING to the Lord in joyful strains,

His glorious praise resound,
Ye, who upon the ocean dwell,

And fill the isles around. 2 O City of the Lord, begin

The universal song,
And let the distant tribes of earth

The cheerful notes prolong. 3 Let the rude wilderness afar

Lift up its lonely voice ;
Behold the Day-spring from on high,

And in its light rejoice. 4 Let ev'ry land, and tribe, and tongue,

Jehovah's glory raise ;
Till all the earth, with one accord,
Unite to sing his praise.

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