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With blooming health each face adorn, And change the gloomy night to morn. 5 Exult, our souls, with holy joy; Hosannas be our blest employ, Salvation your eternal theme,

And swell the song with Jesus' name.


L. M.


Sun of Righteousness.

1 TO thee, O God, we homage pay, Source of the light that rules the day! Which, while it gilds all nature's frame, Reflects thy rays and speaks thy name. 2 In louder strains we sing that grace Which gives the Sun of Righteousness, Whose nobler light salvation brings, And scatters healing from his wings. 3 Still on our hearts may Jesus shine, With beams of light and love divine; Quickened by him our souls shall live, And cheered by him shall grow and thrive. 4 O may his glories stand confessed, From north to south, from east to west; Successful may his gospel run,

Wide as the circuit of the sun.

5 When shall that radiant scene arise,
When, fixed on high, in purer skies,
Christ all his lustre shall display
On all his saints through endless day!



The Lord our Righteousness.

1 SAVIOUR divine! we praise thy name,
And in that name we trust;
Thou art the Lord our Righteousness,
Thou art thine Israel's boast.

2 Guilty we plead before thy throne,
And low in dust we lie;

Jesus, stretch forth thy gracious arm,
To bring the guilty nigh.

3 Pardon and peace, and lively hope,
To sinners now are giv'n;

Israel and Judah soon shall change.
Their wilderness for heav'n.

4 With joy we taste that manna now, Thy mercy scatters down;

We pay our humble vows to thee,
And wait the promis'd crown.



The Rock of Ages.

1 ROCK of ages! cleft we see,
Let us hide ourselves in thee;
Let the water and the blood,
From thy side, a healing flood,
Be of fear and sin the cure;
Save from wrath and make us pure.
2 Should our tears for ever flow,
Should our zeal no languor know,
This for sin could not atone;
Thou must save, and thou alone:
In our hands no price we bring,
Simply to thy cross we cling.

3 While we draw this fleeting breath,
When our eyelids close in death,
When we rise to worlds unknown,
And behold thee on thy throne,
Rock of ages! cleft we see,
Let us hide ourselves in thee.



A Refuge.

1 JESUS, Saviour of our souls,
Let us to thy bosom fly;
While the raging billow rolls,
While the tempest still is high:
All our trust on thee is stayed;
All our help from thee we bring:
Cover our defenceless head

With the shadow of thy wing.

2 Other refuge have we none-
Helpless hang our souls on thee:
Leave, oh! leave us not alone!
Still support and comfort be.

Hide us, O our Saviour! hide,
Till the storm of life be past;
Safe into the haven guide;
Oh, receive our souls at last!



Saviour-the only one.

1 JESUS, the spring of joys divine,

Whence all our hopes and comforts flow;
Jesus, no other name but thine,

Can save from everlasting wo.
2 No other name will heav'n approve :
Thou art the true and living way,
Ordain'd by everlasting love,

To the bright realms of endless day.
3 Here let our constant feet abide,
Nor from the heav'nly path depart;
O let thy Spirit, gracious guide,

Direct our steps, and cheer each heart.
4 Safe lead us through this world of night,
And bring us to the blissful plains,
The regions of unclouded light,
Where perfect joy for ever reigns.




1 GREAT Shepherd of the flock,
To whom the sheep belong,
Be thou our trust and confidence,
Our glory and our song.

2 From every devious path,

Our wandering feet restore;
Be thou our constant guard and guide,
And let us stray no more.

3 With thirst and hunger pained,
When faint and near to die,
With living water, living bread,
Do thou our wants supply.

4 Here let us often taste
Of thy distinguished love,
Till we a full repast obtain
In richer fields above.



Star of Bethlehem.

1 SONS of men, behold from far,
Hail the long-expected star!
Star of truth that gilds the night,
And guides bewildered men aright.
2 Mild it shines on all beneath,
Piercing through the shades of death;
Scattering error's wide-spread night;
Kindling darkness into light.

3 Nations all, remote and near,
Haste to see your Lord appear;
Haste, for him your hearts prepare,
Meet him manifested there!

4 There behold the day-spring rise,
Pouring light on mortal eyes;
See it chase the shades away,
Shining to the perfect day!

L. M. H. K. WHITE.

1 WHEN marshall'd on the mighty plain, The glittering host bestud the sky; One star alone, of all the train,

Can fix the sinner's wandering eye.

2 Hark! hark! to God the chorus breaks,
From every host, from every gem;
But one alone the Saviour speaks,
It is the star of Bethlehem.

3 Once on the raging seas we rode,

The storm was loud-the night was dark, The ocean yawn'd-and rudely blow'd The wind that toss'd our foundering bark,

4 Deep horror then our vitals froze,

Death-struck, we ceas'd the tide to stem; When suddenly a star arose,

It was the star of Bethlehem.

5 It was our guide, our light, our all,
It bade our dark forebodings cease;
And through the storm, and danger's thrali
It led us to the port of peace.

6 Now safely moor'd-our perils o'er,
We'll sing, first in night's diadem,

For ever and for evermore,
The Star!-The Star of Bethlehem!




1 JESUS, we bless thy name,

Thou teacher sent from heaven; How sweet, how infinitely sweet, The lessons thou hast given! 2 When storms and tempests rise, Thy word creates a calm; Where sin its mortal wounds has made, It proves a healing balm.

3 Never did angels' tongue

So charm the human ear,
So animate the trembling soul,
And chase away its fear.
4 When plunged in deep distress,
This eased the killing pain;
And what before had this effect,
We long to hear again.



Hosanna to the Son of David.

1 WHAT are those soul-reviving strains,
Which echo thus from Salem's plains?
What anthems loud, and louder still,
So sweetly sound from Zion's hill?
2 Lo! 'tis an infant chorus sings,
Hosanna to the King of kings:

The Saviour comes!-and babes proclaim
Salvation, sent in Jesus' name.

3 Nor these alone their voice shall raise,
For we will join this song of praise;
Still Israel's children forward press
To hail the Lord their righteousness.
4 Messiah's name shall joy impart
Alike to Jew and Gentile heart:
He bled for us-he bled for you,
And we will sing hosanna too.

5 Proclaim hosannas loud and clear;
See David's Son and Lord appear

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