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190. 78. ANONYMOUS.
Star of Bethlehem.
Hail the long-expected star!
And guides bewildered men aright. 2 Mild it shines on all beneath,
Piercing through the shades of death;
Kindling darkness into light. 3 Nations all, remote and near,
Haste to see your Lord appear;
Meet him manifested there!
Pouring light on mortal eyes;
Shining to the perfect day!
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! 192. S. M. BEDDOME.
Thou teacher sent from heaven;
The lessons thou hast given !
Thy word creates a calm ;
It proves a healing balm. 3 Never did angels' tongue
So charm the human ear,
And chase away its fear.
This eased the killing pain;
We long to hear again. 193.
L. M. PRATT'S COLL.
Hosanna to the Son of David.
Which echo thus from Salem's plains ?
So sweetly sound from Zion's hill 3 2 Lo! 'tis an infant chorus sings,
Hosanna to the King of kings :
Salvation, sent in Jesus' name.
For we will join this song of praise;
To hail the Lord their righteousness. 4 Messiah's name shall joy impart
Alike to Jew and Gentile heart:
And we will sing hosanna too.
See David's Son and Lord appear!
All praise on earth to him be given,
And glory shout through highest heaven!
Of David's ancient blood;
Forgiving grace from God :
And at his feet their honours lay. 2 Glory to God on high,
Salvation to the Lamb ;
WARNINGS AND INVITATIONS OF THE GOSPEL
195. L. M. WATTS.
The broad and narrow Ways.
And thousands walk together there;
With here and there a traveller. 2 “Deny thyself, and take thy cross,
Is the Redeemer's great command;
If she would gain this heavenly land. 3 The fearful soul, that tires and faints,
And walks the ways of God no more,
And makes his own destruction sure. 4 Lord, let not all our hopes be vain;
Create our hearts entirely new;
Which false apostates never knew. 196. C. M. WATTS. 1 STRAIGHT is the way-the door is straight,
That leads to joys on high :
While crowds mistake and die.
2 Beloved self must be denied,
The mind and will renewed,
And yain desires subdued.
Fulfil a task so hard
And give the free reward. 197. L. M. PRATT'S COLL.
Danger of rejecting Christ. 1 HARK! from the cross a voice of
peace Bids Sinai's awful thunders cease! Sinner! that voice of love obey,
From Christ, the true, the living way. 2 How else his presence wilt thou bear,
When he in judgment shall appear ?
And all the earth like Sinai burn?
Bids Sinai's awful thunder cease-
That voice of saving love obey. 198. S. M. PRATT'S COLL.
The way of Sin not the way to Heaven. I CAN sinners hope for heaven,
Who love this world so well ? Or dream of future happiness,
While on the road to hell? 2 Can sin's deceitful way
Conduct to Zion's hill ?
Who disregard his will ? 3 Shall they hosannas sing,
With an unhallowed tongue ? Shall palms adorn the guilty hand
Which does its neighbour wrong? À Thy grace, O God, alone,
Good hopes can e'er afford !
pardoned and renewed shall see
199. L. M. PRATT'S COLL
The one Thing Needful. 1 WHY will you waste on trifling cares
That life which God's compassion spares? While, in the various range of thought,
The one thing needful is forgot? 2 Shall God invite you from above?
Shall Jesus urge his dying love ?
And all these pleas unite in vain ? 3 Not so your eyes will always view
Those objects which you now pursue:
When death's decisive hour draws near. 4 Almighty God! thy grace impart;
Fix deep conviction on each heart:
That life which thy compassion spares. 200. 8s 7 & 4s. REED. I HEAR, O sinner !--mercy hails you,
Now with sweetest voice she calls; Bids you haste to seek the Saviour, Ere the hand of justice falls ;
Hear, O Sinner ! 'Tis the voice of mercy calls. 2 See! the storm of vengeance gathering
O'er the path you dare to tread;
Turn, O sinner!
Seek his mercy while you may;
Haste, O sinner !
The strong persuasion of Grace. 1 O SINNERS, fly to Jesus' arms,
Enjoy his everlasting charms!