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7. Fourth SUNDAY IN Advent. Grateful praise for the veracity of the Divine promises. (P. M.) 1 Praise the LORD! ye heav'ns, adore Him,
Praise Him, angels, in the height;
Praise Him, all ye stars and light.
Worlds His mighty voice obey'd ;
For their guidance hath He made. 2 Praise the LORD! for He is glorious,
Never shall His promise fail ;
Sin and death shall not prevail.
Hosts on high, His pow'r proclaim;
Laud and magnify His name.
II. CHRISTMAS DAY.
8. MORNING SERVICE.
The birth of Christ. (P. M.)
6 Glory to the new-born King,
Join the triumphs of the skies;
3 Veil'd in flesh, the Godhead see ;
Hail the incarnate Deity!
Jesus, our Immanuel.
Born that man no more may die ;
Born to give them second birth. 5 Ris'n with healing in His wings,
Light and life to all He brings,
Hail the Sun of Righteousness ! 6 Let us then with angels sing,
“ Glory to the new-born King!
9. EVENING SERVICE.
And join th' angelic throng,
To awake a cheerful song.
And peace on earth is given;
With messages from heaven.
His rising beams adorn;
To us a Child is born.
In highest worlds be paid ;
And by our lives display'd.
· 5 O! may we reach those blissful realms
Where CHRIST exalted reigns;
Their own immortal strains.
10. FOR A THIRD SERVICE. Salvation by Christ. — Psal. lxxxv. (L. M.) i Salvation is for ever nigh
To those who fear and trust the Lord : And grace, descending from on high,
Fresh hopes of glory shall afford. I
Justice is pleas'd, and peace is giv'n.
And heav'nly influence bless the ground,
And to this lower earth descend :
And all Thy children's steps attend...
III. END OF THE YEAR.
Of thy short life is past;
2 Much of thy dubious life is gone,
Nor will return again ;
The few that yet remain.
Thy true condition learn; What are thy hopes, how sure, how fair,
And what thy great concern? 4. Now a new scene of time begins,
Renew thy course for heav'n ; Seek pardon for thy former sins,
In CHRIST so freely given.
And on His grace depend,
Nor doubt a happy end.
12. Review of life, crowned with mercies. (C. M.) 1 When all Thy mercies, O my God,
My rising soul surveys,
In wonder, love, and praise.
Thy tender care bestow'd,
From whom those comforts flow'd. 3 When in the slipp'ry paths of youth
. With heedless steps I ran,.
And led me up to man.
4 When worn by sickness, oft hast Thou
With health renew'd my face;
Reviv'd my soul with grace.
My daily thanks employ;
That tastes those gifts with joy. 6 Through ev'ry period of my life,
Thy goodness I'll pursue ;
The glorious theme renew. 7 Through all eternity to Thee,
A joyful song I'll raise ;
To utter all Thy praise.
IV. NEW YEAR. 13. Supplicating Divine protection, — Gen. xxviii 20, 21
Thy people still are fed ;
Hast all our fathers led;
2 Our vows, our prayers, we now present
Before Thy throne of grace :