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04 Make haste, my soul, the vision meet,
Adam : or, the Fall of Man. Gen. iii.
U How much did God bestow!
And own'd him Lord below.
With sweets for ev'ry sense ;
He walk'd in confidence.
His honour forfeited;
His conscience, fill’d with dread.
Which was before his joy:
From an all-seeing eye.
With stubbornness and pride,
Nor once for mercy cried.
And all his guilt forgave:
Types of the Messiah. Heb. iv, 2.
1 Not only had a view
But learn’d the gospel too:
2 The paschal sacrifice,
And blood-besprinkled door,
And once apply'd with pow'r,
His perfect innocence,
Should be the soul's defence :
The people's trespass bore;
Was to be seen no more:
The living bird went free:
Express'd the sinner's pleae Describ'd a guilty soul enlarg'd,
And by a Saviour's death discharg'd.
Throughout the sacred page,
The same in ev'ry age!
Birth of the Saviour. . 1 TTARK! the herald angels sing,
11 - Glory to the new-born King! “Peace on earth, and mercy mild, 6 God and sinners reconcil'd!" 2 Joyful, all ye nations, rise, Join the triumph of the skies ; With th' angelic host proclaim, Christ is born in Bethlehem. 4 Veil'd in flesh--the Godhead see, Hail th' incarnate Deity;
Pleas'd as man with men t appear,
Jesus our Emmanuel here.
Hail the Sun of Righteousness !
Ris’n with healing in his wings. e 6 Mild, he says his glory by ;
Born, that man no more may die ;
HYMN 9. C. M. Bethlehem. [*]
Joy of Angels at the Saviour's Birth 1 W HILE shepherds watch'd their docks by
VV All seated on the ground, [night, The angel of the Lord came down,
And glory shone around. e 2 “ Fear not,” said he, for mighty dread
Had seiz'd' their troubled mind, o “Glad tidings of great joy I bring,
“To you and all mankind. b 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 66 The heav'nly Babe you there shall find,
"To human view display'd, e “ All meanly wrapp'd in swaddling bands,
“And in a manger laid.”
Appear'd a shining throng
Address'd their joyful song :-
" And tu the earth be peace; “Good will henceforth from heav'n to men, “ Begin, and never cease.” PATRICK or TATE. HYMN 10. C. M. Devizes. [*]
Angel's Song. Luke ii, 8–14. o 1 " SHEPHERDS, rejoice ; lift up your eyes,
D “ And send your fears away; " News from the region of the skiesu " Salvation's born to-day!
. 2 “ JESUS, the God, whom angels fear,
" Comes down to dwell with you;
" But not as monarchs do.
"Nor royal shining things;
“ And holds the King of kings! 04 6 Go, shepherds, where the Infant lies,
“And see his humble throne ; p“ With tears of joy in all your eyes,
"Go, shepherds, kiss the Son."
The heav'nly armies throng :
And thus conclude the song :-
66 Let peace surround the earth; 6 Mortals shall know their Maker's love,
"At their Redeemer's birth.” WATTS's LYR,
HYMN 11. 8, 6 & 5. Christmas. [*]
Christmas Morn. 01 T IFT up your heads in joyful hope,
L Salute the happy morn: - Each heav'nly pow'r, i
Proclaim the glad hour; s Lo, Jesus the Saviour is born! 0 2 All glory be to God on high,
To him all praise is due ; O The promise is seal'd
The Saviour's reveal'd And proves that the record is true. 8 3 Let joy around like rivers flow;
Flow on, and still increase ;
Spread o'er the glad earth,
At Emmanuel's birth-
Towards Adam's helpless race;
To ransom his own
o 5 Then let us join the heav'ns above, Where hymning seraphs sing ;
Join all the glad pow'rs
For their Lord is oursOur Prophet, our Priest, and our King. MADEN'S Come HYMN 12. C. P. M. Pilgrim. [b]
Infancy of the Saviour. p10 SIGHT of anguish! view it pear,
| What weeping innocence is hereA manger for his bed! - The brutes yield refuge to his woe Men, worse than brutes, no pity show,
Nor give him friendly aid ! 0 2 Why do no rapid thunders roll?
Why do not tempests rock the pole? e o miracle of grace! o Or why no angels on the wing,
Warm for the honour of their King, e To punish all the race! 'e 3 Tho now an INFANT bath'd in tears, o He call'd to form the rolling spheres; g And seraphs own'd his nod! e Helpless he calls, but men delay :e Ungrateful sinners disobey
The first-born Son of God! -4. Say, radiant seraphs, thron'd in light, o Did love e'er tow'r so high a flight? e Or glory sink so low? --This wonder angels scarce declare ; Angels the rapture scarce can hear,
Or equal praise bestow.
With ardour from above :
HYMN 13. C. M. Arundel. [*]
Christ's Ministry. Luke iv, 18, 19. diTTARK,—the glad sound !—the Saviour comes!
The Saviour promis'd long! - Let ev'ry heart prepare a throne
And ev'ry voice a song.