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17. P. M.
LoRD of mercy and of might,
Of mankind the life and light,
Maker, Teacher infinite,
JESUs, hear and save
Mighty Monarch 1 Saviour mild !
Humbled to a mortal child,
Captive, beaten, bound, reviled,
JESUs, hear and save
Throned above celestial things,
Borne aloft on angels’ wings,
Lord of lords, and King of kings,
JESUs, hear and save
Who shall yet return from high,
Robed in might and majesty,
Hear us, help us, when we cry,
JEs Us, hear and save
EIGHT days amid this world of woe
The holy Babe hath been;
Long named in Heaven, He now must go
To take that name on Him below,
JESUs, who saves from sin.
His mother kept the angel’s word
Deep in her bosom's store;
But others there, by love unstirr'd,
Unconscious of its meaning, heard
The name the Infant bore.
The traitor sought Him by that name,
When all the murderous crew
With swords and staves against Him came :
And on the Cross, the tree of shame,
That name was fix’d in view.
Yet in his hour of glory now
That precious name is given,
Above all names to deck his brow,
And at the name of JESUS bow
The powers and thrones of Heaven.
Worthy art Thou o'er us to reign,
JESUs, for evermore :
Thou who for us didst not disdain
That sinners should the name profane
Which seraphim adore.
HAIL to the Lord’s Anointed,
Great David’s greater Son!
Hail, in the time appointed,
His reign on earth begun
He comes to break oppression,
To set the captive free;
To take away transgression,
And rule in equity.
He shall come down like showers
Upon the fruitful earth;
And love, joy, hope, like flowers,
Spring in his path to birth :
Before Him, on the mountains,
Shall Peace, the herald, go;
And Righteousness, in fountains,
From hill to valley flow.
Kings shall fall down before Him,
And gold and incense bring;
All nations shall adore Him,
His praise all people sing;
For He shall have dominion
O'er river, sea, and shore,
Far as the eagle’s pinion .
Or dove's light wing can soar.
For Him shall prayer unceasing,
And daily vows ascend;
His kingdom still increasing—
A kingdom without end:
The mountain dews shall nourish
A seed, in weakness sown,
Whose fruit shall spread and flourish,
And shake like Lebanon.
O'er every foe victorious,
He on his throne shall rest;
From age to age more glorious,
All-blessing and all-bless'd :
- The tide of time shall never
His covenant remove;
His Name shall stand for ever—
That Name to us is Love.
BRIGHTEST and best of the sons of the morning!
Dawn on our darkness, and lend us thine aid
Star of the east, the horizon adorning,
Guide where our infant Redeemer is laid!
Cold on his cradle the dew-drops are shining,
Low lies his head with the beasts of the stall;
Angels adore Him in slumber reclining,
Maker, and Monarch, and Saviour of all!
Say, shall we yield Him, in costly devotion,
Odours of Edom, and offerings divine,
Gems of the mountain, and pearls of the ocean,
Myrrh from the forest, and gold from the mine?
Wainly we offer each ample oblation,
Vainly with gifts would his favour secure:
Richer by far is the heart’s adoration,
Dearer to God are the prayers of the poor.
PRAISE, my soul, the King of heaven;
To his feet thy tribute bring;
Ransom’d, heal’d, restored, forgiven,
Who like thee his praise should sing?
Praise Him | Praise Him
Praise the everlasting King!
Praise Him for his grace and favour
To our fathers in distress;
Praise Him still the same for ever,
Slow to chide, and swift to bless:
Praise Him | Praise Him!
Glorious in his faithfulness'
Angels, help us to adore Him,
Ye behold Him face to face;
Sun and moon, bow down before Him,
Dwellers all in time and space
* Praise Him Praise Him
Praise with us the God of grace!
GLoRY be to God on high,
God, whose glory fills the sky;
Peace on earth, and man forgiven,
Man, the well-beloved of Heaven.
Hail, by all thy works adored
Hail, the everlasting Lord!
All thy glories we confess,
Infinite and numberless.
Holy Spirit, Thee we own;
Thee, O Christ, the only Son!
Lamb of God for sinners slain,
Saviour of offending men.
Praise the name of God Most High;
Praise Him, all below the sky;
Praise Him, all ye heav'nly host,
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
PRAISE the Lord! ye heavens, adore Him,
Praise Him, angels, in the height;
Sun and moon, rejoice before Him,
Praise Him, all ye stars and light.
Praise the Lord! for He hath spoken,
Worlds his mighty voice obey’d;
Laws which never shall be broken
For their guidance hath He made.
Praise the Lord! for He is glorious;
Never shall his promise fail:
God hath made his saints victorious,
Sin and death shall not prevail.