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5 Now in the heaven above

He sits beside the throne,
And there implores his Father's love

For those who wronged his own.


Coming of Christ. C. M. Arundel.

1 Hark the glad sound! the Saviour comes !

The Saviour promised long!

prepare a throne,
And every voice a song.
2 On him the spirit, largely poured,

Exerts its sacred fire,
Wisdom, and might, and zeal, and love,

His holy breast inspire.
3 He comes from thickest films of vice

To clear the mental ray ;
And on the eye-balls of the blind

To pour celestial day.
4 He comes the broken heart to bind,

The bleeding soul to cure;
And with the treasures of his grace

T'enrich the humble poor.
5 Our glad hosannas, Prince of Peace,

Thy welcome shall proclaim;
And heaven's eternal arches ring

With thy beloved name.

83. Song of the Herald Angels. 8's &7's M. Greenville.

Cawood. 1 HARK! what mean those holy voices,

Sweetly sounding through the skies?



Lo! the angelic host rejoices;

Heavenly hallelujahs rise. 2 Listen to the wondrous story,

Which they chant in hymns of joy ; “Glory in the highest, glory!

Glory be to God most high!
3 “Peace on earth, good will from heaven,

Reaching far as man is found;
Souls redeemed and sins forgiven ;

Loud our golden harps shall sound. 4 “ Christ is born, the great anointed ;

Heaven and earth his praises sing!
O receive, whom God appointed

For your Prophet, Priest and King." 5 Let us learn the wond'rous story

Of our great Redeemer's birth ;
Spread the brightness of his glory

Till it cover all the earth.


Birth of Jesus. C. M. Cambridge.

Patrick. 1 While shepherds watched their flocks by night,

All seated on the ground,
The angel of the Lord came down,

And glory shone around.
2 “Fear not,” said he,--for mighty dread

Had seized their troubled mind,“Glad tidings of great joy I bring

To you and all mankind.
3 “To you, in David's town, this day

Is born of David's line,
The Saviour, who is Christ the Lord;

And this shall be the sign:

4 “The heavenly babe you there shall find

To human view displayed,
All meanly wrapt in swathing bands,

And in a manger laid.”
5 Thus spake the seraph, and forthwith

Appeared a shining throng
Of angels' praising God, and thus

Address'd their joyful song: 6 “ All glory be to God on high,

And to the earth be peace!
Good will henceforth, from heaven to men,

Begin and never cease.”


Coming of Christ. 7's & 6's M. Yarmouth.

1 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.
2 Before him, on the monntains,

Shall Peace the herald go;
And righteousness in fountains

From hill to valley flow.
For him shall prayer unceasing,

And daily vows ascend;
His kingdom still increasing,

A kingdom without end.
3 O'er every foe victorious,

He on his throne shall rest,



From age to age more glorious,

All blessing and all blest.
The tide of time shall never

His covenant remove, -
His name shall stand forever;

That name to us is Love!


C. M. Heber.

Christmas Hymn.
1 On Saviour, whom this holy morn

Gave to our world below;
To mortal want and labor born,

And more than mortal wo!

2 Incarnate Word! by every grief,

By each temptation tried,
Who lived to yield our ills relief,

And to redeem us died !

3 If gaily clothed and proudly fed,

În dangerous wealth we dwell,
Remind us of thy manger bed,

And lowly cottage cell!

4 If prest by poverty severe,

În lonely want we pine,
Oh may thy spirit whisper near,

How poor a lot was thine !

5 Through fickle fortune's various scene

From sin preserve us free!
Like us thou hast a mourner been,

May wę rejoice with thee!


C. M.

Humility of Jesus.

1 WAEN Jesus left his Father's throne,

He chose an humble birth;
And all unhonored and unknown,

He came to dwell on earth.


2 Like him may we be found below,

In wisdom's path of peace;
Like him in grace and knowledge grow,

As years and strength increase.
3 Sweet were his words, and kind his look,

When mothers round him pressed;
Their infants in his arms he took,

And on his bosom blessed.
4 Safe from the world's alluring charms,

Beneath his watchful eye,
Thus in the circle of his arms

May we for ever lie.


Not ashamed of Jesus. L. M. Blendon.

Gregg. 1 JESUS! and can it ever be

That I should be ashamed of thee?
Ashamed of thee, whom angels praise,

Whose glories shine through endless days ! 2 Ashamed of Jesus! Sooner far

Let evening blush to own its star;
He sheds the beams of light divine
O'er this benighted soul of mine.
3 Ashamed of Jesus! that dear friend
On whom my hopes of heaven depend?

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