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82, 83. COMING OF CHRIST.

5 Now in the heaven above
He sits beside the throne,
And there implores his Father's love
For those who wronged his own.

S2. Coming of Christ. C. M.
Arundel. Doddridge.
1 HARK the glad sound! the Saviour comes!
The Saviour promised long !
Let every heart 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
To 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?

BiRTH OF CHRIST. 84.

Lo! the angelic host rejoices;
Heavenly hallelujahs rise.

2 Listen to the wond’rous 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.

84. 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 :

85. COMING OF CHRIST.

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.”

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

Yarmouth. Montgomery.

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,

CHRISTMAS HYMN. 86.

• 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!

86. Christmas Hymn. C. M. Woodstock. Heher. 1 OH 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, n dangerous wealth we dwell, Remind us of thy manger bed, And lowly cottage cell!

4 If prest by poverty severe,
n 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 we rejoice with thee!

87, 88. NOT ASHAMED OF JESUS.

87. Humility of Jesus. C. M. Dundee. 1 When 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.

88. Not ashamed of Jesus. L. M. Blendon. Gregg. 1 JESUs! and can it ever be That I should be ashamed of thee P 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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