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6 Archangels leave their high abode
To learn new mysteries here, and tell
L. M. 100. God the Son equal with the Father. 1 BRIGHT King of glory, dreadful God!
Our spirits bow before thy seat, To thee we lift an humble thought,
And worship at thine awful fect.
Stand round the glorious Deity;.
Pretends comparison with thee! 3 Yet there is one of human frame,
Jesus, array'd in flesh and blood,
A full equality with God.
Their essence is for ever one,
The Father God, and God the Son.
With equal honours be ador'd;
C. M. 101.
The Divinity of Christ.
The Father's equal Son;
'Ere time its course begun. The first creation has display'd
Thine energy divine;
3 But ransom’d sinners, with delight,
Sublimer facts survey,
Himself to dust and clay.
A creature's humble form:
And trod on like a worm.
To vile transgressors due; Justice the Prince of life condemns
To die in anguish to0.6 God over all, for ever blest,
The righteous curse endures; And thus, to souls with sin distrest,
Eternal bliss ensures.
My Saviour, all divine!
L. M. 102. Messiah, Gen. xlix. 10. Dan. ix. 26.
Hag. ii.. 6.
Who dwells in light, whose name is love Ye saints and angels, if ye can,
Declare the love of God to maú.
His dear, his only Son to send!
And God be glorious to forgive!
The days by prophets long foretold:
Daniel, thy weeks are all expir’d,-
Thy Prince, Messiah, did atone. 5 We see the prophecies fulfill'd
In Jesus, that most wondrous child:
(96.) C. M. 103. The Angels message to the shepherols at
Christ's nativity. 1 N Judah’s plains as shepherds sat,
Watching their flocks by night, The angel of the Lord appear'),
Clad in celestial light. 2 Awe-struck the vision they regard,
Appallid with trembling fear; When thus a cherub-yoice divine
Breath'd sweetly on their ear. 3 “Shepherds of Judah! cease your fear's,
And calm your troubled mind; Glad tidings of great joy I bring
To you and all mankind.
Its great eternal word;
A Saviour, Christ the Lord.
In humblest weeds array'd;
And in a manger laid.”
Appear'd a radiant throng
Warbling their choral song:
Who sends his heav'n-descended peace
To dwell with man below.”
(97.) P. M. 104. The birth of Christ joy to the world 1 HARK! what celestial notes,
What melody we hear!
The tunefull shell,
The concert swell.
With harmony divine:
Fear not, say they;
Is born to-day.
3 He comes, from error's night
Your wand'ring feet to save;
This glorious morn,
Your Saviour's born.
4 Glory to God on high!
Ye mortals, spread the sound,
peace on earth,
(94.) C. M. 105.
The Advent of the Saviour. 1 HARK, the glad sound, the Saviour comes,
The Saviour promis'd long!
And ev'ry voice a song.
Exerts his sacred fire;
His holy breast inspire.
The iron fetters yield.
To clear the mental ray;
To pour celestial day.
The bleeding soul to cure,
T'enrich the humble poor.
Thy welcome shall proclaim; And heav'n's eternal arches ring With thy beloved name.
(95.) S. M. 106. Mercy and not Wrath results from the
mission of Christ.
To an immortal tune.
Celestial grace has done. 2 Sing, how eternal love
Its chief beloved chose,